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First FTA safety investigator suits up
George Good, Jr., the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) first full-time safety investigator recently began according to a blog post to the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Fast Lane."
Metra names top administrative officer
Metra has appointed John Milano to deputy executive director for administration, effective Feb. 1.
Amtrak commits $12 million to renovate Chicago Union Station
Amtrak has made a commitment of $12 million to continue renovations of Chicago's 90-year-old Union Station. In the coming weeks and months, Chicago Mayor Emanuel will work in coordination with…
Ned Snead, founder of GREX, 1929-2015
Edwin de Steiguer (Ned) Snead, the founder and chairman emeritus of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), passed away January 22, 2015 in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85.
UP, Metra activate new pedestrian crossing system at Wheaton, Ill., station
A new pedestrian grade-crossing system was activated at the Wheaton, Ill., Metra station along the Union Pacific West Line on January 26. The system was activated at the Maywood, Melrose…
Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP get three-year extension of Waterloo light-rail contract
In Ontario, Canada, the Region of Waterloo voted to exercise a three-year option to extend its existing light-rail transit contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff and WSP.
Study of Chicago RTA shows region’s public transport infrastructure needs $36 billion
According to a study released by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), mass transit providers in Northeastern Illinois do not receive the funds necessary from federal and state sources to address…
Eglinton Crosstown tunneling reaches half way point
Two tunnel boring machines (TBM) digging the western segment of the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) underground tunnel for Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown line, officially reached the half-way point of their journey Jan. 20…
UP increases Arizona line speed following track upgrades
Recent track upgrades meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards will allow Union Pacific to increase the speed of its trains in several locations on its rail line…
UTA taps Oldcastle for 10 grade-crossing replacements
As part of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Salt Lake City TRAX Station Tactile Tile Replacements and TRAX Grade Crossing Replacements light-rail project, Oldcastle Precast's Ogden, Utah, facility was contracted…
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