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CTC pulls, delays more than $175 million in rail project funds
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending…
Final approval for MTA’s five-year capital program gained
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.
SEPTA continues PTC rollout with Fox Chase Line
Following the successful launch of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the Warminster Line in mid April, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) continued its strategic rollout of the technology with installation…
NICTD gains federal approval to develop double tracking project
A planned double track project in Indiana may move forward following a key approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
VRE completes Spotsylvania third track project
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service began May 17 along a new third track built on CSX's right-of-way from the VRE Crossroads Yard to Hamilton.
Metra resumes BNSF extension plans; seeks $3M for PTC
Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work…
Metro-North to design, purchase track geometry vehicle
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad said it will enter into a contract with Ensco Inc. to design, build and deliver a track inspection.
BART to install noise-dampening equipment
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking steps to quiet one of its loudest stretches of track with the purchase of custom-made rail dampers.
Amtrak 188 anniversary: FRA calls for safety measures; NTSB sets meeting date for probable cause
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the following statement from Administrator Sarah Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of…
Dennis Riggs: 2015 NRC Field Employee of the year
Dennis Riggs, general superintendent for Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey, is recognized by colleagues and clients as a trusted source of construction solutions.
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