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SEPTA Board approves FY 2017 operating and capital budgets
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board has approved Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016.
Protran Technology awarded contract for COMPASS system
Protran Technology has secured its first key order from a major U.S. Class 1 railroad for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
SEPTA continues PTC rollout with Fox Chase Line
Following the successful launch of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the Warminster Line in mid April, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) continued its strategic rollout of the technology with installation…
LACMTA opens Phase 2 of Expo Line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) began service May 20 on Phase 2 of the Expo Line project.
VRE completes Spotsylvania third track project
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service began May 17 along a new third track built on CSX's right-of-way from the VRE Crossroads Yard to Hamilton.
Metra resumes BNSF extension plans; seeks $3M for PTC
Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work…
NTSB shines spotlight on PTC following Amtrak 188 meeting
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed human error as the probable cause for the May 2015 Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, but said better windows would have lessened the severity…
Amtrak 188 anniversary: FRA calls for safety measures; NTSB sets meeting date for probable cause
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the following statement from Administrator Sarah Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of…
FTA to WMATA: Here are the three priority locations for improvements
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sent a letter to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) calling for immediate repairs to three locations FTA deemed high risks for smoke and fire…
Simplified Green Line Extension plan approved by MassDOT, MBTA FMCB
The planned Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) has been approved to proceed in a simplified version following months of project re-evaluation.
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