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In conjunction with the Concourse Improvement project, PATCO's Chestnut Street concourse and 8th/Market South entrance/exit will be closed from 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 30.


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August 13-15, Metro in the Washington, D.C., area, will upgrade its track on the Orange, Yellow and Green lines to improve reliability and service. As a result of this crucial work, which is critical to maintain the railroad in a state of good repair, riders can expect delays of up to 30 minutes. 



 

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Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc., an industry-leading rail infrastructure contractor, as part of the Denver Transit Partners (DTP) team, reached financial close and received official notice to proceed from the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) to construct the multi-billion dollar Eagle P3 commuter rail project. The DTP team will design, build, operate, maintain and finance the Eagle P3 Project. Groundbreaking is scheduled for August 26, 2010.

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Union Pacific will enhance rail efficiency in the eastern part of Oregon by investing approximately $16.5 million to improve its rail line that runs from Arlington to Huntington, Ore. Work on the 200-mile stretch of railroad tracks is under way in the La Grande area paralleling I-84. Crews of 60 to 100 are working to replace railroad ties with an assembly line of mechanized equipment. The project includes removing and installing new rail on curves and replacing more than 148,000 railroad ties. Crews also will spread 62,000 tons of rock ballast.


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As part of the Vision for the New England High Speed and Intercity Rail Network, the Patrick-Murray Administration in Massachusetts has submitted formal application for federal High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail funds for the design phase of the Boston South Station Expansion Project.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York unveiled a new on-line Dashboard that will enable the public to track the progress of the MTA's various capital projects. This new web tool will feature a user-friendly interactive system that will provide information on project scopes, budgets, and schedules, all easily accessible on the MTA's web site, www.mta.info.

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TKDA was selected as part of a design-build team with George Allen Construction to complete Mobility First improvements at Amtrak's passenger stations in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The work is part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

A study beginning later this month is a key step to help port and logistics leaders figure out how and where they will build a railroad terminal that the Jacksonville, Fla., port needs to stay competitive with other Southeast ports, the Jacksonville Business Journal reports. A facility or ...

Patriot Rail is on board to operate the restored Piedmont & Northern rail corridor in Gaston County, N.C., for at least five years, according to an agreement signed last week with the N.C. Department of Transportation, the Gaston Gazette reports. The Boca-Raton, Fla.-based short line and regional railroad company should restore freight service in the next 45 days on four miles of track upgraded in late 2009 between Gastonia and Ranlo. Another nine miles of the state-owned P&N corridor from Ranlo to Mount Holly should be upgraded by spring 2011.

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Deputy Managing Director for Emergency Management MaryAnn E. Tierney and SEPTA General Manager Joseph M. Casey said that SEPTA alerts are now offered through ReadyNotifyPA, the City of Philadelphia's emergency text and e-mail alert system. The new alerts will provide SEPTA riders with another avenue to receive real-time information on delays and service interruptions. The announcement came during a press conference on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in SEPTA's Control Center.

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