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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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Metro Blue Line passengers in the Los Angeles area will experience travel delays of up to 40 minutes for the next two weekends beginning this Friday night, August 13, due to construction of the Expo light rail line, which will connect with the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles. Special Metro Bus bridge service will parallel the train route during the construction work.

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Vossloh has concluded with Trafikverket, the Swedish infrastructure authority, a framework agreement for supplying a new type of in-sleeper actuation system for switches and crossings over a period of 10 years, including an option for five more years. The total contract value is above €100 million (about $128 million). Fully integrated into the sleeper, the system chosen by Trafikverket is a customized version of the Easyswitch actuation system previously developed by Vossloh Cogifer.

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Miami-Dade Transit continues its progress on the construction of the AirportLink Metrorail extension and will now be connecting the first section of the guideway to the new Miami International Airport Metrorail Station.  Several roads will be closed in the next week to accommodate work.


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  Patriot Rail Corp., a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company, has agreed in principle to purchase the shortline railroad assets of Weyerhaeuser Company. The acquisition is subject to certain closing conditions, including Patriot's due diligence an ...

 

It may not be known how California's $43 billion high-speed rail line will be financed, but officials hosted the groundbreaking of the northern terminus of the proposed line in San Francisco.

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