Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Amtrak will make upgrades to Philadelphia 30th Street Station to improve the passenger experience, tend to the long-term infrastructure needs of the nearly 100 year-old building and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The projects represent about a $35 million investment.

RailComm has provided its Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minn. The DOC system will have functionality for Centralized Traffic Control through its web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery method.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:33

Rep. Capito visits Appalachian Timber Services

On August 7, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) joined representatives from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of the Appalachian Timber Services facility in Sutton, W.Va.

Emphasizing its ongoing commitment to safety, California's Caltrain has been awarded one of eight national rail safety grants and will use the funds to sponsor a youth film festival featuring videos on rail safety.

Congress has given the green light to Houston METRO for rail expansion, with approval of $94.5 million for the North/Red Line extension and another $94.5 million for the Southeast/Purple Line.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:37

MARC Halethorpe Station opens

The MARC Halethorpe Station in Maryland is open after a two-year, $32.7 million reconstruction project.

Officials in Massachusetts broke ground on the new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in West Fitchburg, which will extend the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line 4.5 miles to the west. The project will also construct a new train layover facility in Westminster.

The Evergreen Line project in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada, is beginning to take shape, with the first guideway column for the rapid transit line in place.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded the first of three contracts to fabricate and construct the permanent structural concrete lining, interior structures and fit-out for caverns and tunnels excavated underneath Grand Central Terminal for the East Side Access project.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) approved four state awards totaling $7,605,081 to improve freight rail infrastructure and support economic growth. The funds will be administered through its Freight Railroad Infrastructure Improvement Program (FRIIP).

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