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Metra Board approves 2016 budget
In Chicago, the Metra Board of Directors approved a $945.5-million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating costs and $185.7 million to fund capital improvements in 2016.
Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems awarded GO Transit electrification project contract
Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (GFT&RS) was awarded a contract from Metrolinx for its GO Transit rail network electrification project. The contract was awarded to Gannett Fleming Canada ULC,…
RTD integrates PTC into construction of new lines
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colo., says it's first in the nation to integrate Positive Train Control (PTC) technology in the actual construction of a rail system. The…
Wabtec to provide signaling, PTC for RTD North Metro Line
Wabtec Corporation signed a $27-million contract with Regional Rail Partners to provide Phase I signaling and communications systems, including Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for the new North Metro Rail…
Greenfield rail line improvements underway
The Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project commenced in June 2015 with the contractor, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, working to improve the bridges, crossings, rail and signals along 29.5 miles of railroad…
Caltrain shortlists three firms for Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project
Caltrain has shortlisted three firms for the construction of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project; six firms were originally prequalified to submit proposals.
RailComm names VP of sales
RailComm has hired Troy Haworth as vice president of sales, where he will apply his extensive sales experience to lead the sales team and drive business growth and market share.
Kentucky to make $3 million in shortline improvements
More than $3 million has been granted for needed improvements to shortline railroads in Kentucky. The projects include public safety improvements to at-grade railroad crossings, railroad bridge overpasses and upgrades…
CTA returns Yellow Line to service
Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line to Skokie, Ill., has been restored following an embankment collapse in May from construction on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) property.
TSB highlights Watchlist issues from October 2014 incident
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report regarding an October 28, 2014, incident involving a VIA Rail Canada passenger train passing a stop signal near Newtonville,…
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