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CTA implements new rail operator scheduling rules
The Chicago Transit Authority is changing its procedures concerning the scheduling of rail operators, the result of a comprehensive internal agency review of scheduling procedures following the March 24, 2014…
FAMES report makes recommendations to avoid adjacent track fatalities
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee published a series of recommendations to improve roadway worker projection when trackwork occurs where adjacent track is present. Between 1997…
SFMTA begins rail rehab project
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) began a project in late March to rehabilitate aging rails on San Jose Avenue, adjacent to the Cam Beach Yard near Balboa Park…
BART increases focus on maintenance, safety priorities for 2014-2015
A peek at Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) priorities for the 2014-2015 budget shows an increased focus on employee safety and keeping aging equipment well-maintained for reliability and passenger safety.
Shallow LRT tunnels, LRT over channel on bridge recommended for Southwest LRT project
According to the Metropolitan Council, the Southwest Light Rail Transit staff in Minneapolis, Minn., has recommended building shallow tunnels for light- rail tracks and a bridge over a channel between…
MBTA extends late night service
Service on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) subways will operate 90 minutes longer on its Red, Orange, Blue and Green Line trains, effective immediately. Late night service will operate…
MTA, PANYNJ, MSDC develop $4.9 billion transportation resiliency program
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the Moynihan Station Development Corporation (MSDC) have developed a coordinated transportation resiliency program to…
Houston METRO given green light on remaining FFGA funds
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) now has access to the final appropriation of $187.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the North and Southeast Lines.
Union relations: Deals reached between Chicago Rail Link and SMART; Amtrak and BMWED; LACMTA and ATU
Trainmen and engineers represented by the United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) and employed by Chicago Rail Link have ratified a new six-year agreement, with…
Detroit streetcar benefits from MEDC funds
The Detroit, Mich., Woodward Avenue streetcar project has been awarded a 10-year, $10 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based loan from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
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