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WMATA launches new reliability plan: Back2Good The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out a new initiative aimed at boosting service.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its accident report on the July 2016 derailment of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) train traversing a crossover in the East Falls Church interlocking. The NTSB report...
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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out a new initiative aimed at boosting service. WMATA says the "Back2Good" plan moves beyond the track repair it is taking on with its SafeTrack program and will...
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Federal, state and local officials participated in a ground breaking ceremony for the first phase of the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program, which will make $700 million in infrastructure improvements over the next five years.   The...
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Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter has been named executive director of Michigan State University's Railway Management Certificate Program. Hoffrichter succeeds Steve Ditmeyer who retired in December 2015. In addition to his role as executive director, Michigan State says...
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As forecasters continue to warn the Chicago area of an exceptionally cold and snowy winter, Metra has completed preparations for the likely challenging season ahead.     “Snow, ice and cold temperatures make winter travel a challenge for...

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President-elect Donald Trump has named Elaine Chao as his choice for U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao is a former Deputy Transportation Secretary and a former Labor Secretary, and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) called progress made by railroads in the third quarter of 2016 in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) "uneven" across the country and across the railroads. The report says freight railroads now...
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Canadian government and transportation officials gathered last week to celebrate the completion of updates to the New Westminster SkyTrain in New Westminster, British Columbia.     Randeep Sarai, member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, Peter Fassbender, Minister of...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed updates to current U.S. passenger train safety standards as the nation aims to add high-speed trains capable of traveling as fast as 220 mph and replace its older...
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Norfolk Southern's safety train provided free training to 1,926 first responders in 18 cities in 13 states across the Class 1's network during its 2016 tour. The rolling classroom trained firefighters, police officers, emergency management personnel...