Latest Rail News

Continuing the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to providing accessible transportation service to all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MBTA General Manager Rich Davey joined local officials and members of the West End community at the Science Park/West End Station to announce a $22-million investment for accessibility improvements to the station. The project includes the construction of two elevators that will provide access from a new street level lobby to the train platforms at the top of the viaduct.

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The effort to fix a dangerous and congested rail intersection near downtown Fort Worth known as Tower 55 may finally be on track, the Ft. Worth Star Telegram reports. Texas Department of Transportation officials said that they would formally endorse an application for federal funding for the Tower 55 project, a $93.7-million proposal to modernize crossings often used by children on the way to school.

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Portland, Oregon's regional transit agency TriMet formed a partnership with junaio to integrate transit data ranging from station locations, bus routes to estimated arrival times into a TriMet channel on the junaio 2.0 mobile augmented reality platform. Available free on the iPhone 3GS and coming soon to Android devices, junaio 2.0 features the TriMet channel to give riders easy and instant access to complete transit information on nearby stops by simply pointing their phone around them.

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to a new community meeting on Monday, June 7, to discuss alignment options for tunneling between the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City Stations now being examined as part of the Westside Subway Extension Project environmental study now under review.

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Chicago area Metra commuters at Hanover Park on the Milwaukee West Line and Fairview Avenue on BNSF will experience some delays and inconvenience due to station work.



The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio recently offered to pay, using grant funds, a portion of Medina's share of an upcoming railroad upgrade project if the city agreed to used any saved money to install new gates and signal lights at crossings on Lafayette and Ryan roads, the Medina Sun reports.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation said that nearly $80 million in grants have been delivered to states as part of President Obama's historic high-speed and intercity passenger rail program. These grants will go toward the development of a brand new Recovery Act funded high-speed rail system in Florida as well as critical upgrades to existing passenger rail service throughout the country.

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VAE Nortrak North America Inc. won a Metra Commuter Service master purchase agreement for rail. The master purchase agreement is for new 115RE and 136RE AREMA rail for a period of 18 months. The first train with 64 ...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it has entered into a contract with a joint venture of Related Companies and new partner Oxford Properties Group for the development of the MTA's Hudson Yards into a mixed-use community that will include 12 million square feet of commercial and residential development. The deal calls for the MTA to lease the site to the joint venture for 99 years, with purchase options, and will provide $1 billion for vital MTA capital projects.

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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, designated the transit stop at South Park and Shaker boulevards as the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes stop

 

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