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Barix AG said that NJ TRANSIT has standardized on Barix Audio over IP equipment for IP-based distribution of public address (PA) announcements at rail and bus stations across the state. ...

TriMet, elected officials and project partners in the Portland, Ore., area broke ground on a new MAX station that has been in the works since 1997. The future Civic Drive Station will be the 85th along the entire 52-mile MAX system. The Civic Drive Station is located along the MAX Blue Line tracks at Civic Drive in Gresham.

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Congressman Michael Capuano and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone said there is now an agreement on a new preferred site for a maintenance and storage facility needed for the Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford.

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Veiled by the Kansas debate over cutting state services or raising taxes was a $35-million gem that lawmakers left for BNSF, The Kansas City Star reports. As the Legislature passed a sales tax increase to avoid deep spending cuts, it also cut a deal that will allow BNSF to start work this year on a controversial Johnson County freight hub that has been delayed by the recession.

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The Federal Railroad Administration has set dates and locations of public outreach meetings to solicit input toward the development of the nation's first-ever National Rail. The National Rail Plan will lay out a coordinated vision for future development of our nation's freight and passenger rail networks. A final version of the plan will be released by September 15, 2010.

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RailWorks Corporation promoted Gordon Strilchuk to vice president of signals & communications at its Canadian subsidiary PNR RailWorks Inc., Canada's largest railway contractor. Strilchuk, who leads PNR RailWorks' Signals & Communication division, has more than 35 years of rail system signals and communications experience. He is based in Guelph, Ontario, and reports to Jamey Craig, president of PNR RailWorks.


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Was it an honest mistake? Or a calculated move to minimize the effect of bringing more freight trains on the EJ&E railroad tracks? The Daily Herald asks in an editorial. The true answer may never be known. But we agree with those who say Canadian National Railway, EJ&E's owner, should be held accountable for providing flawed data.

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BART crews are installing the final section of crossover track between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, Calif., stations. This work requires that closing the tracks between these two stations beginning 7p.m. Friday, May 28 through the end of service Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day weekend). To accommodate customers, BART will provide a free bus bridge service between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill (in both directions).


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May 15-16, Caltrain used an on-track truck to spray weed killer along the right-of-way. Weed abatement is necessary to prevent brush fires on and around the train tracks. May 16-20, crews will replace crossties, weld and resurface the tracks between the Bayshore and San Mateo stations.


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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, elected officials and contractor S3 Tunnel Constructors launched the tunnel-boring machine that will dig the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway.

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