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Illinois democrats rally behind funding for commuter lines implementation of PTC
A trio of Illinois democrats gathered at Metra's LaSalle Street Station in Chicago to call on Congress to help fund implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) for commuter rails.
New Jersey and Ohio crossings slated for improvements
Five grade crossings in New Jersey and Ohio will see improvements over the course of the summer.
Caltrain board approves project labor agreement for electrification
A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project was unanimously approved by Caltrain's Board of Directors at the rail agency's July 2 meeting.
Metra begins Waukegan Station project; preps for switch project
Metra kicked off a $530,000-project to rehabilitate the Waukegan Station on its Union Pacific North Line June 29.
FRA and Google team up on grade crossing safety
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
SacRT begins testing on blue line
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) started operating test trains June 29 on the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light-rail extension currently under construction.
Contract awarded to design, build and maintain MTA police radio system
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved a 20-year, $70.7-million contract to the Harris Corporation of Rochester for the design, construction and maintenance of an enhanced radio system for the…
FRA prepared to levy penalties for non-PTC compliance
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24…
Metrolink has PTC in Revenue Service Demonstration across network
Metrolink says Positive Train Control (PTC) is in Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) across its entire 341-mile network earlier this month, making it the first railroad in the nation to have…
Sound Transit completes first phase of University Link testing
Sound Transit contractors have completed initial work to integrate and test University Link light-rail signal and power systems as part of the push to open the extension in early 2016.
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