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Portion of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. federal funds withheld until SSOP for WMATA in place The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold five percent of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is in place.

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French Railways operator SNCF is busy connecting its entire rail system using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud that the tech company said will allow SNCF to enhance customer experiences, operational efficiency...
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is calling for Transport Canada to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods, following its investigation into the derailment and fire of a Canadian...
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Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the preventative use of inward-facing cameras in the cabs of locomotives.   The company also called on Canada's Minister of Transport to pass...
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The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S. Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman urged a hearing...
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Michelle Dippel has been promoted to transportation environmental services director at HDR and will be based in Austin, Texas. Dippel will be responsible for providing leadership in support of program development, project delivery and the pursuit...

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold five percent of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) launched a new safety initiative aimed at providing small railroads with seasonal safety tips. The Safety Tip Tuesday program is meant to be posted in breakrooms and discussed during daily...
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The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.   The list represents more than $100 billion worth of investment and encompasses...
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The Chicago Transit Board has awarded a $42.9 million contract to Clark Construction Group to upgrade three substations that provide power to the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) eight rail lines.     Work to modernize the East Lake,...
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Canadian National has planned a CA$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) capital program in 2017, down CA$25 million (US$19 million) from 2016.   Executives noted during the Class 1's 2016 Fourth Quarter Earnings call that 2017 does not contain...

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