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CN officially opens Illinois training facility
Canadian National (CN) opened a new employee training center in suburban Chicago. The 55,000-square-foot facility will host up to 250 CN students from across the United States every week, with…
Metra unveils $2.4 billion modernization plan; 2015 budget includes 10.8 percent fare increase
Chicago's Metra released a long-term, multibillion dollar modernization plan focused on replacing the agency's aging rail cars and locomotives and addressing the ongoing critical need to maintain safe and reliable…
RailComm provides its DOC system to Ferromex
Ferromex railroad has chosen RailComm to provide yard automation to 80-plus newly-installed switch machines, which will be controlled via the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC) in Torreon City, Mexico.
Bentley Systems names Be Inspired finalists
Bentley Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition.
SYSTRA launches RAILSIM X® Software Suite
SYSTRA has launched its RAILSIM X® Software Suite, analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations. The company says this redevelopment of the RAILSIM operations software package will introduce a…
Caltrain cleared to proceed with design/build plans
California Gov. Edmund Brown, Jr., signed legislation that allows the Caltrain electrification project to proceed as a design/build project.
Grade crossings in North Carolina, Ohio see work
Work was completed recently on a railroad crossing at the intersection of Andy Griffith Parkway and Rockford Street in Mount Airy, N.C. The old crossing was identified as a safety…
MTA proposes $32 billion five-year capital plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program, which details its plan to ensure safe and reliable service for a growing region by investing in the subway,…
FTA awards nearly $3.6 billion in federal disaster relief funds
The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) awarded 40 projects a total of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy…
Illinois high-speed project wraps up track and tie replacement
The Illinois high-speed rail project connecting Chicago to St. Louis reached a significant milestone in construction September 22, 2014, when the last segment of track and crossties were replaced.
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