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AMTRAK to more than triple number of track miles equipped with PTC
By the end of 2012, Amtrak expects to more than triple the number of track-miles on its own railroad where Positive Train Control safety technology is installed.
SEPTA hires private security firm, Transit Police set to go on strike
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority police officers went on strike at 2:00 p.m., March 21. While SEPTA management was hoping to negotiate a new contract without a strike, it has…
Safety, trust and a tale of questionable intelligence
Last month, I wrote about safety as it pertains to the elimination of the Harriman awards. Safety is again at the forefront, this time thanks to legislation introduced to the…
Caltrain construction and maintenance this week
Southern California's Caltrain will conduct construction on the San Bruno Grade Seperation Project and perform maintenance at several locations.
HDR hires Orrison
John Orrison has joined HDR as the practice leader for railroad operations. He is based in the firm's Fort Worth, Texas, office. His responsibilities include developing and expanding HDR's freight…
NS slows train speeds between Dearborn and Kalamazoo, Mich.
Effective March 15, 2012, Norfolk Southern lowered the railroad operating speed limits on certain sections of the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo that handle both Amtrak's passenger service and…
LACMTA expands additional train testing on new Expo Line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will expand the operation of test trains along the LACMTA Expo Line corridor beginning Sunday, March 18, running trains from 5 a.m. to 1…
Thales, Siemens awarded contract for New York MTA test track
Thales and Siemens have been awarded a contract to provide a permanent communications-based train control test track facility for Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit.
Court dismisses lawsuit seeking to stop East Link light rail project
In the Seattle, Wash.-area, a Kittitas County Superior Court Judge issued a summary judgment in the lawsuit by Kemper Freeman seeking to stop the East Link light rail project.
Operation Lifesaver notes reductions in 2011 U.S. crossing collisions
Sustained public education efforts, engineering improvements and law enforcement programs have contributed to a nationwide reduction in vehicle-train collisions and pedestrian-train deaths and injuries in 2011, according to Operation Lifesaver,…
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