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Metra electric line to undergo major tie replacements
Metra has announced a major track project to go into effect on its Metra Electric line to University Park beginning Aug. 22 that is expected to continue through Oct. 1.
WMATA revises SafeTrack schedule to accommodate additional work
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) revised its schedule for three current and future SafeTrack surges.
Kansas City Southern plans $13 million in improvements along Greenville Sub
Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railway is performing approximately $13 million of construction and improvement projects in 2016 on its Greenville Subdivision, which runs between Louisiana and Texas.
WMATA to perform additional work to enhance safety
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) may include additional weekend closures in the SafeTrack schedule to address issues identified following the East Falls Church derailment and updated steps taken to…
FTA issues Track Integrity Investigation Report, issues Safety Directive on WMATA rail
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a Track Integrity Investigation Report and issued a Safety Directive aimed at improving the safety of the Washington Metropolitan Area…
Three states see Southwest Chief renovations
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman visited Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico last week, along the Southwest Chief route, showing his appreciation of local, state and federal partners for their…
MTA steps up subway clean up efforts
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is adopting a new initiative to reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks.
Bad ties look to be the cause of WMATA derailment
A preliminary investigation by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) into a derailment on Friday, July 29, found deteriorated crossties to be a factor.
PennDOT opens application process for freight grant program
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways opened the application period for the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the 2016 Rail Freight Assistance…
TIGER VIII: Rail projects receive more than $135 million
Twelve rail projects totaling $135.3 million have been awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
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