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Metra taps federal grant to help with PTC installation
Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines.
MBTA to open Wachusett station on Friday
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the Fitchburg Line’s new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station is set for a partial opening on Friday, Sept. 30.
MassDOT awards grants to enhance freight rail access
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded seven grants totaling more than $2.2 million as part of the 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP).
Legislation looks to address TSA holes in surface transportation security
A new piece of legislation, S. 3379, the Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act, aims to shore up holes found in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) approach to transportation safety.
LACMTA to begin environmental process for West Santa Ana Branch line
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) board has approved contracts to move forward with environmental work and community outreach for its West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSABTC)…
MBTA takes on problematic trees
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected Northern Tree Service, Inc. (NTS) to remove several trees adjacent to its Green Line that transit officials say pose risks due to…
BART’s plan to repair tunnels involves bentonite and a ballot measure
"Save the rainforest" is not a mantra embraced by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) maintenance crews. Their "rainforest" is a nickname bestowed on the miles of underground track in downtown…
TranSystems partners on new construction technology, adds Rock as SE regional VP
TranSystems has announced a new partnership with Seattle-based software company Pavia Systems to use HeadLight, a project inspection system that will be available to regional construction projects nationwide.
ACE Construction Authority breaks ground on Fullerton grade separation
The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority broke ground on its 16th grade separation project Sept. 16.
North Carolina Railroad donates $50,000 to AREMA Educational Foundation
One engineering student will receive a $1,000 scholarship each year from the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation indefinitely following the foundation’s receipt of a $50,000 contribution…
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