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FRA and Google team up on grade crossing safety
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
SacRT begins testing on blue line
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) started operating test trains June 29 on the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light-rail extension currently under construction.
Gov. Hogan: Purple Line a go, Red Line gets a no
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gave the go ahead on a "more cost-effective and streamlined" version of the proposed Purple Line, but said the Red Line project would not proceed.
SCVTA using Tire Derived Aggregate as vibration reducing material
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) says it makes every effort to be a good neighbor and steward of the earth.
Sound Transit completes first phase of University Link testing
Sound Transit contractors have completed initial work to integrate and test University Link light-rail signal and power systems as part of the push to open the extension in early 2016.
Siemens-sponsored study shows commuter projects have paid off for Salt Lake City region
A public transportation technology partnership between Salt Lake City and Siemens has resulted in 1,300 new jobs that have spurred an estimated $225 million in value to the local economy,…
Oldcastle Precast, Stacy & Witbeck partner on vibration dampening light-rail
Oldcastle Precast collaborated with Stacy & Witbeck and Sound Transit in the engineering and manufacture of a 450-foot long prototype section of precast concrete "floating" rail.
EPW Committee hopes to DRIVE surface transportation bill through Senate
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced a six-year, $278-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal on June 23, S.1647, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy…
MTA marks centennial anniversary of Fourth Avenue Line
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) marked the centennial anniversary of the Fourth Avenue Line, which the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (eventually the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation or BMT) originally opened…
Gannett Fleming names Edraki VP of Canadian operations
Alireza Edraki, PEng, PMP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president of Canadian operations for Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems.
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