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WMATA officially opens Silver Line for service
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) rail system grew 10 percent with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington D.C. region's two largest employment centers,…
Tucson Sun Link streetcar opens for service
The Tucson Sun Link streetcar line in Arizona opened to the public on July 25. Service will be supported by six streetcars seven days a week.
Port Metro Vancouver marks completion of grade separation project
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, Port Metro Vancouver and the government of Canada in have marked substantial completion of the Powell Street Grade Separation project.
Development of: Hand gauges for inspection of switch points to prevent wheel climb
Researchers look to techniques established abroad to develop improved tools for switch inspection in order to reduce wheel climb derailments.
The search for stronger welds forges research efforts
Rail welding service providers step up their research efforts to bring new products and stronger, longer lasting welds to North America's railroads.
Current, former DOT secretaries write letter to Congress urging action on transportation needs
As Congress considers legislation to avoid a shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors wrote an open letter to…
NYCT’s Greenpoint Tube to close for five weeks for post-Sandy renewal efforts
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) Fix&Fortify Sandy recovery work is returning to the G Greenpoint Tube for five consecutive weeks, beginning July 25 and ending September…
SEPTA plans maintenance blitz of trolley tunnel
Due to overhead wire, track and station improvement projects, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will not operate in the Center City tunnel…
Wisconsin closer to purchasing 70-mile rail segment
Wisconsin has moved closer to purchasing a 70-mile segment of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove, says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Valley Metro extension nears halfway point
On July 12 the Northwest Phoenix community, along with national and local officials, celebrated significant construction progress on the 3.2-mile Northwest Phoenix light-rail extension. The first track celebration, on 19th…
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