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SEPTA to begin trolley track renewal project Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will conduct a track renewal project on a portion of its Route 15 trolley line from June 14-September 19, 2015, which was originally installed in the 1950s.

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On May 29, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Sarah Feinberg as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Feinberg has been serving as acting administrator since January 9, 2015.   U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will conduct a track renewal project on a portion of its Route 15 trolley line from June 14-September 19, 2015, which was originally installed in the 1950s.   The project will take...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors has approved a new $5.56 billion FY 2016 budget.   LACMTA's adopted budget is a balanced budget for FY 16, which begins on July 1, 2015...
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Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) presented a proposal to Québec's Committee on Public Finance that would integrate the light-rail systems of the South Shore and West Island.   ADM believes a single system would maximize ridership, as well...
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Wednesday's commute for riders on New York City Transit's (NYCT) A Line was delayed due to damage caused by copper cable thieves who vandalized cable from subway tracks near Howard Beach, Queens.   "This morning's service disruption...

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A bill to extend current surface transportation funding at MAP-21 levels through July was approved by the Senate on Friday, May 22, and now awaits President Obama's signature.   The two-month extension was approved by the House...
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The province of Ontario will provide up to CA$1 billion (US$804 million) to build a new light-rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history.   The province will cover...
Protran Technology, a Harsco Rail company, has received an order for railway safety technology from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), operator of the sixth largest rapid transit system by ridership in the United States,...
Parsons appointed Jannet M. Walker as vice president and deputy eastern sector manager for the corporation's Rail and Transit Systems Division. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., her primary focus will be growing the rail and transit...
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California's Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a community open house and dedication for the Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus.   The dedication of the 24-acre, $265-million light-rail maintenance and operations facility marks a crucial milestone in...