Latest Rail News

Miami-Dade Transit's Website has a new streamlined look, with a more user-friendly design to make it easier for transit passengers to find the information they are looking for.
 The newly redesigned website at www.miamidade.gov/transit features large color-coded icons for easy navigation to information about MDT's four modes of transportation - Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover and STS (MDT's paratransit service).

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Kenosha, Wis.-based Powerbrace Corporation has opted to extend its agreement for services in Mexico with The Offshore Group until 2017. Powerbrace initiated operations at The Offshore Group's La Angostura Industrial Park in Saltillo, Coahuila at the beginning of 2005. Today the company occupies a total of 101,195 in three industrial buildings.

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There will be limited Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 service to and from Parkchester station beginning on Saturday, April 10, through early July, 2010, because of ongoing station rehabilitation, MTA New York City Transit officials said.


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Although only two trains, both freight, rumble through Thompson, Conn., each day, officials believe the Providence and Worcester Railroad tracks in the northeast corner could be a huge asset to the area, the Norwich Bulletin reports.

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As construction season begins, crews from the Vermont Rail System are looking to begin projects to improve the safety of the New York & Ogdensburg Railroad, the Watertown Daily Times reports. According to Vermont Rail Vice President Jerome M. Hebda, crews should pick up where they left off last fall in replacing about a mile of 80-pound rail on New York and Ogdensburg Railway line with 100-pound rail between Lisbon and Ogdensburg, N.Y. The project is expected to cost about $125,000.

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On Saturday, April 17, the Inland Empire-Orange County Metrolink Line in Southern California will not have train service to the Anaheim Canyon station due to track construction work related to the Orange County Transportation Authority's Metrolink Service Expansion Project.


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The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees has appointed Michael Allegra as the agency's new general manager. Allegra succeeds John Inglish, who has served as general manager for the past 13 years. Effective immediately, Allegra will assume all general manager responsibilities, including operations, projects and programs and management of staff. Allegra previously served as assistant general manager and chief capital development officer.

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State Representative Rick Geist (R-Altoona), Republican Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, unveiled a package of legislative proposals designed to address Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure funding crisis.

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Efforts to save a $202-million railroad overpass in Colton, Calif., are on track, but an agreement between two railroads and local officials faces a high bar when a state commission will decide if the agreement shows the public will benefit enough, The Press-Enterprise reports.

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A borrowing package that includes money to preserve a railroad that's seen as a lifeline to industry in struggling northern Maine was denied final approval by the state Senate late April 7, local newspapers report. As lawmakers worked toward the 2010 session's end, senators debated the $85-million bond package at length before voting 19-16 along party lines for it. But Democrats failed to muster the two-thirds majority they needed to send the bonds to voters. The House earlier gave its final approval by a 100-48 vote.

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