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Georgia Ports Authority plans to reduce Garden City rail crossings
Representatives from Garden City, Chatham County and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) discussed a proposal that would reduce the use of grade crossings around GPA's Garden City Terminal during a public meeting Feb. 28.
IO, Metrolinx issue RFQ for Lakeshore East project
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The RFQ scope of work calls for the construction and finance of 6.8 miles of...
Virginia launches review of WMATA practices
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the commonwealth would take on an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) "to identify potential changes to governance and funding, and help position WMATA to support...
Certified Safety Professional Julie Tufte joins TKDA team as safety manager
Julie Tufte, a certified safety professional, recently joined TKDA as safety manager. Tufte will help expand TKDA's in-house safety program and assist clients in developing or managing their own safety programs. Tufte has worked in the industrial...
CTC allocates $60 million to California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects. "Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes...
2016 had lowest accident rate on record, says FRA
U.S. railroads had the lowest train accident rate on record in 2016, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Derailment rates, which declined 10 percent in 2016 from 2015, as well as track-caused accident...
New Burbank overpass eliminates street level rail crossing
A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday for a project that elevated two miles of Metrolink, Amtrak and freight tracks in Burbank, Calif. eliminating a street level crossing at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Road. The...
2017 Norfolk Southern safety train to stop in 23 cities
Norfolk Southern's safety train will stop in 23 cities during 2017 as part of its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which provides first responders with free training on how to respond to a railroad...
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. names Robert C. VanderClute as chair
The Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) Board of Directors named Robert C. VanderClute as chair, following the recent resignation of previous OLI board chair William "Bill" Barringer. "We are thrilled to have Bob VanderClute leading Operation Lifesaver,...
BROWZ launched new SAAS aimed to help shortline rails reach FRA Part 219 compliance
BROWZ announced the launch of a new software service to assist shortline railroads and their contractors to become compliant and maintain compliance with new Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Part 219 requirements. The FRA Part 219 requirement,...
MTA seeks to accelerate Canarsie Tunnel rehabilitation, completing work in 15 months
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) seeks board approval this week to award a contract to accelerate the rehabilitation of the L train's Canarsie Tunnel under the East River. The contract award calls for the tunnel work...
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