Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. received a contract from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to provide on-call engineering and operations services in support of the agency's capital rail improvement program and other rail projects.

The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to provide Charlotte, N.C., with $580 million to extend the LYNX Blue Line light-rail system from downtown Charlotte to the city's University of North Carolina campus.

The Federal Transit Administration awarded the city of Mesa, Ariz., $75 million for construction of a 3.1-mile light-rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:10

Five Metrolink crossings to be improved

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $7.8 million for five Metrolink grade crossing safety improvement projects. The CTC decided to allocate the Proposition 1B Highway Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA) funding at its September monthly meeting.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:09

Amtrak names DeCataldo GM NEC Services

Amtrak named Michael DeCataldo, Jr., to the new position of general manager, Northeast Corridor (NEC) Services. He will have accountability for safety, customer satisfaction, ridership, on-time performance and financial results for the Northeast Corridor business line. DeCataldo is currently Amtrak general superintendent, Northeast Division.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:08

CalAmp to provide PTC radios for Metrolink

CalAmp Corp., provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply wireless communications devices for an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority's (SCRRA) Metrolink commuter rail network.

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:49

DART elects board chair, vice chair

John Danish, an attorney, has been re-elected chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors.

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:48

NYCT FASTRACK begins on Seventh Avenue Line

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Seventh Avenue Line beginning Monday, October 15, when the 1, 2 and 3 Lines will be shut down from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., suspending service between 34th Street-Penn Station and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry, in both directions for four consecutive weeknights.

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:46

BART ridership up in October

The number of people riding San Francisco-area's Bay Area Rapid Transit is soaring this month.

The two-year project making upgrades and repairs along 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon on Amtrak's Vermonter line was completed on time and on budget.

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