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Sound Transit approves faster ST3 light-rail extensions
The Sound Transit Board unanimously approved changes to the Sound Transit 3 plan that will speed up Sound Transit 3 light-rail extensions by two to five years and add projects…
FASTRACK comes to the G Line in Brooklyn
For four consecutive weeknights from June 6, to June 10 and for four weeknights from June 13 to June 17, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK…
Protran Technology teams with Johns Hopkins on robotic rail safety initiative
Protran Technology, part of Harsco Rail, has formed a marketing alliance with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to introduce unmanned vehicle technology to traditional railway safety and…
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.
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.
CTC pulls, delays more than $175 million in rail project funds
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending…
Final approval for MTA’s five-year capital program gained
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.
MBTA GM DePaola to retire
Frank DePaola, who has served as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30.
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