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NTSB aims to determine probable cause of fatal Amtrak accident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to hold a board meeting May 21 at 1 p.m. (EDT), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Dec. 18, 2017, Amtrak accident near DuPont, Wash.

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Amtrak to continue Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer

Amtrak is set to continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer, performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail

Baltimore Penn Station

Amtrak advances Baltimore Penn Station project

Amtrak has executed a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand historic Baltimore Penn Station on the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak plans to contribute up to $90 million toward

SOGR backlog

Amtrak state of good repair backlog tops $33.3 billion

There’s a lot of work to be done on Amtrak. The railroad said its state of good repair backlog (SOGR) has passed $33.3 billion, with $28.1 billion of that on the Northeast

Midwest flood

Midwest floods have maintenance crews scrambling to restore track

Record-setting floods have caused extensive damage to railroad infrastructure across large sections of the Midwest, prompting a surge in construction and repair work.

Macro

Macro taps Kennedy to serve as business development head

Macro, a division of Ross & Baruzzini, an advanced mobility and communications systems engineering consultancy firm, has appointed Sean Kennedy as its new director of business development.

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Railroads miss opportunity with 60 Minutes segment on PTC

“HOW SAFE ARE AMERICA’S RAILROADS? Lesley Stahl reports on a recent string of crashes on U.S. railroads and the delay in implementing life-saving technology that could have prevented them.” Oh brother. I

Degradation model and bridge management

PRESS RELEASE: New Jersey Transit’s Portal North Bridge Construction Reaches Milestone

NJ TRANSIT, with support from Amtrak, has completed an early action construction contract that included five major construction elements for the Portal North Bridge Replacement Program.  This contract broke ground in October 2017

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FRA raises concerns about costs of proposed Ann Arbor Amtrak station

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has raised concerns about the possible cost of a new Amtrak station that would be located in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to local news reports.

SANDAG rail projects

Construction, maintenance projects to close San Diego rail corridor this weekend

A series of track building and maintenance programs in the San Diego area will cause major headaches this weekend for four railroads when all train traffic is suspended on the San Diego

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