Latest Rail News

On October 4, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is making significant improvements to light rail service since its inception nearly 23 years ago. VTA will operate a new non-stop, faster express light rail service now featuring free WiFi. With the debut of the VTA Commuter Express, customers will enjoy faster and more frequent light rail service with six newly added, peak-hour commute trips from south San Jose, Calif. through downtown to North San Jose.

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Scott R. Bamford, P.E., and Don Jacobs have recently joined Geocomp Corporation, a geo-engineering services firm headquartered in Boxborough, Mass.

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Sound Transit's University Link is moving forward n the Seattle area. At the Capitol Hill Station, more than 40 percent of the excavation for the station box is now complete. A conveyor system is now in place to transpor ...

Due to the ongoing station repair work in New York City at the 207th, 215th, 225th, 238th and 242nd Street stations and the station rehabilitation at Dyckman Street, there will be no No.1 service between 242nd Street and 168th Street for all five weekends in October.

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California is getting a $194-million federal grant to fund planning of a 520-mile high-speed rail line, local media report.

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Marc Laliberté, VIA Rail's President and CEO, spoke on the issues and challenges confronting the passenger rail industry in a speech made in Quebec City to the members of the Ordre des comptables agréés (chartered accountants) du Québec. Laliberté took the opportunity to explain to the 350 convention attendees the context in which VIA operates at the beginning of this 21st century. In particular, he described the strategies his team has implemented to manage VIA's growth, despite the difficulties caused by the economic situation since the end of 2008. He stated that. "VIA must continue to adapt and evolve if it wishes to pursue its growth and remain relevant in the coming years."

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The dedication of a new switchyard in Winchester, Ore., may be a relatively minor event in the nearly 140-year history of train service in Roseburg, but it is notable achievement, according to the News-Review.

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The CREATE Program will be participating in the 14th Annual Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange sponsored by several CREATE partners and other regional transportation agencies. Participants include the Regional Transportation Authority, Illinois Tollway, CTA, Metra, Pace and IDOT, among others.

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Deutsche Bahn Netz AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG (DB), switched to a new tamping surveying solution from Amberg Technologies. It will support maintenance measures of automated tamping of tracks and points.

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L.B. Foster Company said it is extending its previously announced cash tender offer, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Foster Thomas Company, for all outstanding shares of common stock of Portec Rail Products, Inc., until 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 15, 2010. The tender offer was previously set to expire at midnight, New York City Time on September 30, 2010.


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