Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Friday, 27 September 2013 11:18

NURail Center among USDOT grant winners

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) awarded approximately $63 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

A failure in a Con Edison feeder cable resulted in a lack of electricity to power overhead wires along MTA Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line on Sept. 25. The railroad was forced to run limited service using diesel locomotives until further notice between Stamford, Conn. and Grand Central Station in New York City.

Tunnel boring of four tunnels that are part of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) in Toronto, ON, Canada has reached 90 percent completion.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) made public its report on positive train control (PTC) implementation and issued a trio of recommendations including extending the deadline, approving alternative safety technologies and granting provisional certification of PTC systems.

Monday, 16 September 2013 13:17

Genesee & Wyoming doubles down

After its largest acquisition to date,GWI plans a capital program for 2013 to continue its growth and development.

Monday, 16 September 2013 13:03

Chicago goes through LOOP therapy

CTA and its contractors work to overhaul 30-year-old track components in the heart of one of North America's largest cities.

The Washington State Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop the construction of East Link light rail across Lake Washington on I-90.

Joseph Casey, general manager of The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), said that without an infusion of funding for a backlog of critical state of good repair projects, the authority will have to significantly shrink the transit system over the next 10 years, including major reductions in rail service.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) said the Oakland Airport Connector (Connector) project is on time, on budget and will be complete one year from now.

BNSF's Nebraska property will see an estimated $110 million in maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in 2013.

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