ON Track Maintenance

Union Pacific aims to spend approximately $3.1 billion on its 2017 capital program, pending approval by the Class 1's Board of Directors.
The Metropolitan Council (Met Council), which serves the Twin Cities, received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to begin engineering on the Blue Line extension.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.
Testing will begin along a portion of the Port Defiance Bypass project in Washington state in mid January.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) released its draft 10-year capital plan, which addresses $32 billion worth of projects in New York and New Jersey.
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) awarded a $223.3-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the Queens Boulevard Line signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).
Reading & Northern Railroad has increased the track speed of its Main Line between Reading, Penn., and Port Clinton to 40 mph.
Illinois will have the strictest penalties in the nation beginning Jan. 1, 2017 for vehicular offenses associated with attempting to cross railroad tracks after grade-crossing systems have activated.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) marked a construction milestone on Dec. 23 with the final guideway segment put in place.
The Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C., hosted its first train on Dec. 23., marking the on-time completion of the first phase of the project.
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