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AAR: STB reauthorization bill could thwart railroads’ ability to invest in expansion projects
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is expressing concerns over the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777), scheduled to be marked up in the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday,…
Metro-North begins bridge cable replacement project
Starting September 15, crews will begin work at the Harlem River Lift Bridge in New York to replace 60-year-old cables that lift the bridge and install all new electrical components…
Additional TIGER grants announced in six states and District of Columbia
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $53.7 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants that will help rail projects in six states and District of Columbia.
NJ Transit names deputy executive director; acting VP/GM of rail operations
The New Jersey Transit Board of Directors has appointed Neil Yellin as the agency's new deputy executive director and Robert Lavell as vice president and general manager of NJ Transit…
M-1 Rail begins welding track; receives TIGER grant
The M-1 Rail streetcar project in Detroit, Mich., has set up an assembly line near Cass Avenue to weld steel rail into about forty 560-foot-long strings of continuously welded rail…
Metro-North completes Cos Cob switching rebuild ahead of schedule
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad employees have successfully rebuilt a switching control house in Cos Cob, Conn.
Union Pacific plans rail replacement project near Chicago
Union Pacific will begin a major rail replacement project September 15 on its West Line, which serves freight and Metra passenger trains in Illinois.
California agencies kick off rail safety month
Metrolink, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Operation Lifesaver Inc., launched a combined safety campaign September 4 of "See Tracks? Think Train!" to honor Rail Safety Awareness month in California.
Clarksville to Nashville passenger rail service to be studied
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in Nashville, Tenn., has selected Parsons Brinkerhoff, Inc., to conduct a study of cost-effective transit improvements to serve the Northwest area of Middle Tennessee, which…
MTA’s Blue Ribbon Panel makes final recommendations
A Blue Ribbon Panel of transportation experts studying safety and maintenance practices at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) three railroad operations – Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)…
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