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Amtrak selected TKDA to complete the design of Phases 3 and 4 of its Maintenance and Welfare Facilities at the King Street Coach Yard in Seattle, Wash. The design includes two coach maintenance buildings, a locomotive repair facility, stair tower and pedestrian bridge. TKDA is currently providing support for Phases 1 and 2 of this project, and is on multiple design-build teams completing ADA upgrades at Amtrak passenger stations throughout the United States.


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Swiss manufacturer Amberg Technologies said that RailWorks has taken delivery of a GRP Track Measurement System. The system has been deployed in New York and is currently being used on various transit projects for MTA. The system was purchased from Amberg's North American distribution partner, the Kara Company of Countryside, Ill.


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Work will continue on the new pedestrian underpass at the Santa Clara, Calif., station. The underpass will connect the north- and southbound platforms, allowing two trains to pass through the station at the same time and improving safety for pedestrians in the station.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is planning to rehabilitate escalators and elevators, repair crumbling platforms, upgrade station air conditioning and install new directional signs among other enhancements to its Blue and Orange lines. The Metro Board Finance and Administ ...
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors, in a 7-to-1 vote, approved the first construction contract to build a 10-mile extension from the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to the City of Antioch, called eBART or Eastern Contra Costa County BART. The Board awarded West Bay Builders, Inc., of Nov ...
The Twin Cities has been awarded a $5 million planning grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With the help of local matching funds, the grant will support planning along the region's growing network of transit corridors. The grant is part of HUD's $100 million ...
Middletown and New Jersey Railroad L.L.C., a subsidiary of Regional Rail L.L.C., will lease and operate 36 miles of track from Norfolk Southern Corp. M&NJ will operate a group of tracks known as the NS Campbell Hall Cluster in Orange County, New York. The deal includes associated tr ...
The Association of American Railroads reports that weekly rail traffic continues to post gains over 2009 levels with U.S. railroads originating 297,029 carloads for the week ending Oct. 9, 2010, up 8.8 percent compared with the same week last year. AAR will no longer report 2010 weekly rail tra ...
U.S. Department of Transportation will grant more than $18.7 million to 11 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) that are using new technologies and developing innovative approaches to improve transportation systems throughout the country. The awards were made by the U.S. DOT Resear ...
This month marks the beginning of the 100th Anniversary of the construction of New York Penn Station, and on Monday, October 18th, Amtrak will celebrate the anniversary of this historic station. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., the public is invited to enjoy rare photo imagery, artifacts and other items ...
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