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MTA launches passenger and worker safety initiatives
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a series of initiatives to improve safety throughout its operations by strengthening reporting responsibilities, emphasizing management oversight and installing automatic speed controls.
CTA to begin Blue Line improvement program in March
Starting in March, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin the first project for the Your New Blue improvement program for the Blue Line O'Hare branch, a $492-million program to…
Metrolink begins PTC revenue service demonstration
Metrolink has begun a Positive Train Control (PTC) revenue service demonstration (RSD) under the authority of BNSF in California. Metrolink operated PTC RSD on Orange County Line train 686 February…
Pasadena to Azusa Foothill Extension more than half way complete
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority says that its 11.5-mile extension from Pasadena to Azusa is now more than halfway to project completion.
Sound Transit to host open house on Tacoma Trestle project
Sound Transit will conduct an open house on February 13 to provide the public an early opportunity to learn about the proposed concepts for replacing the aging Tacoma Trestle, a…
Tutor Perini awarded two MTA East Side Access contracts
Tutor Perini Corporation has been awarded two contracts by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for portions of the East Side Access (ESA) project, collectively valued at approximately $844…
Wabtec to acquire Fandstan Electric Group
Wabtec Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fandstan Electric Group Ltd., a rail and industrial equipment manufacturer, for about $215 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be completed…
Transport Canada proposes new grade crossing regulations
Transport Canada has proposed grade crossings regulations that would establish new safety standards for federally-regulated grade crossings.
PATH lays out plan for PTC work
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. (PATH) says it is on track to meet the federal government's December 2015 deadline for implementing positive train control (PTC) with work to begin on February…
UP plans $3.9 billion capital program; Fritz named president and COO
Union Pacific's Board of Directors approved its 2014 capital spending plan of approximately $3.9 billion, up about $300 million versus 2013, driven primarily by the acquisition of 200 locomotives compared…
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