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TriMet close to completion on MAX crossing safety enhancements
This week in Portland, Ore., final installation of safety enhancements began at TriMet's MAX Orange Line crossings at SE 11th Ave.
Amtrak activates PTC along NEC
Amtrak activated the final stretch of Positive Train Control (PTC) along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) on Dec. 18. The technology is now active on all Amtrak-owned track between Washington, D.C.,…
Omnibus bill extends shortline tax credit, funds TIGER and safety grants
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a monster spending bill late last week, which will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016.
NRC awards 2015 Field Employee and Rail Construction Project of the Year
National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) selected the winners of its 2015 Field Employee of the Year and Project of the Year awards, which will be recognized at the…
Wabtec signs PTC contracts with Metra, Parsons Transportation Group
Wabtec Corporation signed contracts worth approximately $45 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for Chicago's Metra commuter rail system. The contracts are with…
CTC allocates more than $96 million for California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, that it says will support needed upkeep on California's aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays…
SLSI names Executive Director; selects Advisory Board, Board of Directors
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has selected Ron Hynes as Executive Director to "advance its mission of providing the leadership to enhance the safety culture and safety conformance of…
Metro-North hires chief safety officer
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad named Justin Vonashek as the agency's new vice president of system safety, where he will oversee all efforts to ensure the safety of its…
House passes S. 808; next stop: the President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of…
NRC names two to board; announces safety award winners
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), elected two new members to its board of directors and released the winners of the 2015 NRC/RT&S Contractor and Safety Awards.
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