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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants all rail transit vehicles to have cameras installed to help in crash investigations.

Chicago's first new downtown "L" station in 20 years opened yesterday. The Washington/Wabash Station is considered to be a gateway to Millennium Park and the east Loop.

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Aug. 30 rejected an application filed by Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT) for authority to construct and operate a rail line in the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.

SYSTRA has acquired bridge design company International Bridge Technologies (IBT).

Southwest Gulf Railroad Company (SGRR) began construction on The Medina Line, a nine-mile project first approved by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in 2008.

Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal.

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.-3) joined representatives from Press-Seal Corporation and passenger rail advocacy groups to tour Press-Seal's Fort Wayne, Ind., facility.

Aspen Equipment has added a new service branch in Davenport, Iowa, as well as a technical staff to operate it.

Ohio became the first state to complete the process and obtain a Federal Transit Administration-certified (FTA) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program.

Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system.

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