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EPW Committee hopes to DRIVE surface transportation bill through Senate
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced a six-year, $278-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal on June 23, S.1647, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy…
SEPTA begins monthly PTC update as deadline approaches
With the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015, deadline for many freight lines and all intercity and commuter rail systems to install, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been working continuously…
Canada pledges to cover one-third of Toronto’s proposed SmartTrack line
The government of Canada committed to provide approximately CA$2.6 billion (US$2.1 billion) toward Toronto's SmartTrack regional express rail surface line. The funds would come from the government's new Public Transit…
MTA, OLI team up to promote crossing safety
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., formed a partnership to promote safety at Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road crossings.
DART says new appointments will bolster operations, safety and strategic planning
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has appointed Maureen McCole, Garrome Franklin and David Schulze to the roles of vice president, commuter rail/railroad management, vice president, chief safety officer and vice…
FTA says WMATA has “serious safety lapses”
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently conducted an inspection of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail and bus systems that identified "organizational deficiencies and operational concerns that significantly…
MassDOT completes line acquisition from CSX
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) completed the $23 million acquisition of the Framingham Secondary Rail Line, a 21-mile segment of rail that connects Framingham and Mansfield, from CSX.
GREX acquires bridge monitoring company
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has acquired SENSR from Reference LLC, located in Elkader, Iowa. The company is now known as SENSR Monitoring Technologies, LLC (SMT), a wholly- owned subsidiary…
Granite names Rantala to head business development
Granite Construction Incorporated named Richard Rantala senior vice president of business development, reporting to Granite Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Miller.
AAR: Freight railroads making measurable strides toward PTC implementation
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger said that America's freight rail industry is making progress on positive train control (PTC) and remains committed to ensure…
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