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CSX Massachusetts line now under MBTA, MBCR control
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and its commuter rail contractor Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail (MBCR) completed the acquisition of CSX rail lines on which Worcester/Framingham passenger trains travel, opening…
California Transportation Commission allocates close to $60 million to three rail-related projects
The California Transportation Commission assigned $59.25 million to two grade separation projects and a rail connector project.
NHDOT to study alternatives to MBTA rail extension
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is undertaking a study of alternatives for a potential extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passenger rail service from Haverhill, Mass., to…
FAMES Committee finds spike in fatal accidents following lunch
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued three recommendations following a report finding a spike in roadway worker fatalities in the hour following the traditional noon…
Officials tour condition of Housatonic Rail Line, talk upgrades for passenger service
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Richard Davey and other MassDOT officials July 30, for a 37-mile tour of the Housatonic Railroad line.
T board advances TEX Rail project by designating its first phase
The board of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) in Texas is scheduled to take action at its August 12 meeting to designate the first phase of the multi-phased…
APTA to recognize six public transportation systems for sustainability
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will recognize nine public transportation systems for outstanding sustainability achievements.
SEPTA sets ridership record in FY13
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has set a new regional rail ridership record, with 36,023,000 trips taken by customers during Fiscal Year 2013, the 12-month period from July 1, 2012…
Wabtec bringing PTC systems to Coaster commuter trains
Wabtec Corporation signed a $9-million contract with Herzog Technologies Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services for North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside, Calif. The contract…
Stacy and Witbeck appoint new president
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., named George Furnanz president, effective June 12, 2013. Furnanz will take over the responsibilities of company president from John Bollier, who had been president and chief…
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