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Sound Transit breaks ground on Tacoma bridge replacement
Sound Transit broke ground on its Tacoma Trestle Track & Signal Project, which will replace an aging single-track timber railroad trestle with a concrete, double-track bridge.
Gulf & Ohio name four to executive positions
Gulf & Ohio Railways (G&O) has promoted Doc Claussen, Todd Burchette, Ronnie McKenzie and Matt Gedney to executive positions with the railroad.
Canadian environmental agency seeks input on potential impacts of rail yard
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking comments regarding the proposed North American Polypropylene Rail Yard Project, located in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada.
FRA issues new rules to protect M/W workers, expands drug testing
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued two final rules to better protect railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks.
LACMTA breaks ground on rail yard near LAX
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) broke ground on a $172-million maintenance and administrative facility for light-rail vehicles servicing the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project and the Green Line.
Metro-North, ConnDOT sign Walk Bridge “Partnering Letter"
Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) have signed a "partnering letter" agreeing to a strong, collaborative effort as plans are finalized to replace the Walk railroad bridge…
Updated ST3 Plan would speed Sound Transit project delivery
The Sound Transit Board has outlined proposed changes to the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan, with emphasis on completing light-rail extensions sooner.
SEPTA Board approves FY 2017 operating and capital budgets
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board has approved Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016.
Australian study finds drivers underestimate speed of approaching trains
Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a railroad crossing, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative…
Protran Technology awarded contract for COMPASS system
Protran Technology has secured its first key order from a major U.S. Class 1 railroad for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
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