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The Federal Transit Administration said $25.7 million was awarded through competitive grants through the Alternative Analysis grant program to help community officials in 15 states evaluate and select the best options to help place new or expanded transit systems in their communities.

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Siemens is set to supply the entire electrification and rail automation equipment for the new metro line in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Siemens received a corresponding order as member of a consortium including the French company, Thales, from the government transport a ...
Canadian National Railway has completed construction of the first major rail connection built as part of the continuing integration of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) that, when all connections are constructed, will enhance the fluidity of train movements along CN routes ...
Virginia state investigators say Hampton Roads Transit's former leaders flouted federal and state contracting laws, steering millions of dollars of publicly funded consulting work to "preferred individuals" over about four years, 
The Virginian-Pilot
 reports. HRT manipul ...
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said that the Commonwealth of Virginia and Norfolk Southern Railway Company have signed a landmark agreement that is an important step toward bringing daily intercity passenger rail service back to Norfolk for the first time since 1977. The round-trip train will l ...
The Surface Transportation Board fined Canadian National Railway Company $250,000 for "knowingly violating Board orders" regarding the reporting of street-crossing blockages in the Chicago area. The Board also extended its oversight regarding the CN-EJ&E merger for an additional ye ...
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will receive $1.2 million in funding from the Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency for two Transportation Enhancement Programs. Two grants of $600,000 each will support the Clifton Transit Enhancement Project in Cleveland and Lakewood and the ...
Michael Izbicki has joined The Louis Berger Group as director of rail systems. Izbicki joins the firm with more than 30 years of experience in rail and transit systems, including signals, communications and traction-power. Before joining LBG, Izbicki worked on such projects as the New ...
Progress Rail Services has acquired Coast to Coast Signal Engineering, Inc., based in Omaha, Neb. The acquisition marks the third of its kind this year for Progress Rail. Coast to Coast Signal Engineering is a full-service signal engineering business serving Class 1 railroads, shortlin ...
At the sound of Union Pacific Engine No. 5936 firing up, officials from both sides of the border broke ground December 17 on the West Rail Relocation Project at the Olmito Switchyard in Brownsville, Tex., The Brownsville Herald reports. Ten years in the planning, the West Rail project will reloc ...
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