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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…
Wisconsin awards $37 million to freight rail projects
Six Wisconsin freight rail projects were awarded $37 million in grants and loans from the state's Freight Railroad Assistance Program.
FRA awards $25 million in safety grants
Safety at crossings, stations and tracks in 14 states and the District of Columbia will be enhanced thanks to $25 million in grants awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
MBTA resumes winter resiliency efforts
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) had extra help kicking off its second phase of winter resiliency work during the weekend of Sept. 10-11.
ATN boosts speed on Alabama line
Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, LLC (ATN) announced this week it raised the speed limit along a portion of the line effective immediately.
Public transit deemed safest way to commute
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a study this week that reveals a 90 percent drop in safety risks for those who commute using public transportation rather than driving.
ConnDOT prefers long span vertical lift bridge for Walk Bridge replacement
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (ConnDOT) preferred alternative to replace the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., is a Long Span Vertical Lift bridge.
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