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FRA issues Metra safety recommendations
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the findings and recommendations on Oct. 16, 2014, from its focused safety assessment of Metra, the Chicago area's suburban rail…
Caltrain gets FRA approval for PTC system
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given Caltrain the green light to proceed with the installation and testing of its Positive Train Control (PTC) technology.
AECOM completes acquisition of URS Corporation
AECOM completed its acquisition of URS Corporation on Oct. 17, 2014, following approval of the merger agreement by URS' stockholders and the stock issuance proposal by AECOM's stockholders at each…
FEIS, ROD issued for CREATE’s 75th Street CIP
The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners and the Federal Highway Administration announced the availability of the combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision…
New Metra station awarded Illinois funds
A new Metra station at 79th Street in the Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Park-Gresham received a $21.5-million boost in state funds. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funds Oct. 11…
CTC allocates $78 million to BART maintenance shop and yard improvements project
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair its transportation system and alleviate traffic delays statewide, including $78 million to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) for its…
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…
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.
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.
ConnDOT plans to replace Walk Bridge
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) plans to close a $188-million funding gap for the design and replacement of the 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., which malfunctioned in two…
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