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Legislation looks to address TSA holes in surface transportation security A new piece of legislation, S. 3379, the Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act, aims to shore up holes found in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) approach to transportation safety.

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Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines. The agency, which provides passenger rail service in the Chicago area,...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the Fitchburg Line’s new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station is set for a partial opening on Friday, Sept. 30.   The line will see a limited number of trains operating...
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded seven grants totaling more than $2.2 million as part of the 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). "Improving access to the commonwealth's freight rail network is an important...
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A new piece of legislation, S. 3379, the Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act, aims to shore up holes found in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) approach to transportation safety. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and...
lacmta-to-begin-environmental-process-for-west-santa-ana-branch-line
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) board has approved contracts to move forward with environmental work and community outreach for its West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSABTC) project.   The board approved contracts with...

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected Northern Tree Service, Inc. (NTS) to remove several trees adjacent to its Green Line that transit officials say pose risks due to dead and decaying branches.   MBTA says...
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"Save the rainforest" is not a mantra embraced by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) maintenance crews. Their "rainforest" is a nickname bestowed on the miles of underground track in downtown San Francisco that have developed...
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TranSystems has announced a new partnership with Seattle-based software company Pavia Systems to use HeadLight, a project inspection system that will be available to regional construction projects nationwide.   The national transportation consultant has also added Tim...
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The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority broke ground on its 16th grade separation project Sept. 16.   Federal, state and local officials broke ground on the Fullerton Road Grade Separation Project, which is part of ACE Construction...
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One engineering student will receive a $1,000 scholarship each year from the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation indefinitely following the foundation’s receipt of a $50,000 contribution from the North Carolina Railroad...