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MTA gives preliminary approval of two CBTC contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train…
Crosslinx Transit Solutions Consortium awarded contract for Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Crosslinx Transit Solutions Joint Venture has been awarded a contract for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project in Toronto, ON, Canada. In 2010, the province of Ontario announced an…
U.S. House transportation funding: Another deadline, another extension
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a five-month, $8-billion extension of surface transportation programs on July 15. The new extension would give lawmakers until Dec. 18 to find a longer-term…
FEC opens new train dispatch center
On July 11, Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) opened a new dispatch center equipped with a Wabtec Train Management Dispatching System (TMDS).
RailComm completes cutover of yard control system for Ferromex
RailComm completed the installation of a remote control system at , what the company called, a critical Ferromex location in Mexico. This marks the second fully operational yard automation solution…
SEPTA plans second trolley tunnel blitz for end of the month
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) forces will work around the clock during a 16-day Trolley Tunnel outage starting July 31, performing maintenance and construction work.
CSX completes annual safety and maintenance Jamboree
CSX successfully completed its 17th annual Maintenance Jamboree, a track safety and maintenance blitz that completes months of rail, tie, signal and bridge work on key rail corridors in a…
Senate hearing focuses on technology’s role in transportation
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing on July 7 taking on the role…
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.
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