Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Monday, 09 September 2013 10:05

Maryland Purple Line FEIS released

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), published the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) on September 6, marking the start of the 30-day public comment period.

Sound Transit will hold an open house for community members to review the progress of the East Link extension along the Bel-Red corridor, which is now approximately 60 percent complete.

Rail service will return to Lac-Mégantic via a temporary link to be built by the end of the year, according to the province's Premier Pauline Marois.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's (HART) rail transit project could resume construction as early as September after the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) approved the archaeological survey reports. The approval also allows HART to begin permit applications.

A Canadian Senate committee is recommending a review of the country's practices regarding dangerous goods, while the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is turning its eyes toward the possibility of implementing positive train control (PTC) systems on its railroads.

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) approved a $4.2 million contract to make repairs to four bridges that "require attention more immediately" along the Santa Cruz Branch Line in California.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:47

Metrolinx halts Scarborough LRT work

The Big Move, an ambitious 25-year plan to enhance transportation in the Toronto region, is down a light-rail project following Metrolinx's announcement that progress on the Scarborough LRT project is suspended.

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:57

The railroads' ideal M/W machine

Every railroad has a different ideal when it comes to machinery, but safety, reliability and ease of use are common factors found on every wish list.

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