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FTA issues WMATA traction power electrification system report and recommendations
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to correct issues with its traction power electrification (TPE) system following an investigation into the TPE condition.
World’s longest rail tunnel ready to begin service
The world’s longest rail tunnel, Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, will launch service Dec. 11. The milestone project will transport passengers through the tunnel running below the Alps in less than…
Crew member fatigue faulted for Union Pacific Hoxie accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously…
Evergreen extension opens in Metro Vancouver
Metro Vancouver, B.C., gained more than 6.5 miles of rail rapid transit Dec. 2 with the opening of the Evergreen extension.
Union Pacific installs new Bayou Lafourche bridge
Union Pacific completed installation of a new bridge at Bayou Lafourche in Donaldsonville, La., over the weekend.
Vossloh acquires Rocla Concrete Tie
Vossloh has acquired Rocla Concrete Tie, a manufacturer of concrete ties, switch ties, concrete low vibration track blocks and crossing panels.
WMATA maintenance practices questioned in NTSB Falls Church derailment report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its accident report on the July 2016 derailment of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) train traversing a crossover in the East…
B&P Tunnel FEIS released
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been released for the B&P Tunnel replacement project, which would rebuild this critical link on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) that was originally built…
WMATA launches new reliability plan: Back2Good
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out a new initiative aimed at boosting service.
Construction kicks off on $700M North Coast Corridor Project
Federal, state and local officials participated in a ground breaking ceremony for the first phase of the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program, which will make $700 million in infrastructure improvements…
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