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RTD Resumes Full Service on R Line

Following a derailment that occurred in Aurora on Sept. 21 that impacted the R Line, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) has restored full service to the affected four-mile stretch of the corridor from Aurora Metro Center to the 13th Avenue Station with additional safety measures in place.

Caltrain to Reduce Service for Electrification Construction

Caltrain announced on Nov. 28 that it will temporarily reduce service from Monday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 18 to accommodate electrification construction that includes signal cutover work at 16 grade crossings, requiring a 24/7 single-tracking window between Belmont and Mountain View.

Diana Timpson, Senior Project Manager of Rail Transit, HNTB

Timpson Joins HNTB

HNTB has appointed Diana Timpson, PE, PMP, as Senior Project Manager of Rail Transit in the firm’s Seattle, Wash., office.

Chicago Transit Authority Partners with City to Serve Unsheltered Riders

As part of its continued efforts to provide a welcoming environment for all customers, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) this week entered into an agreement with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) for additional outreach and support services to be provided to riders who are unsheltered, as well as those grappling with mental health and substance abuse.

Wabtec Expanding M/W Business

Wabtec Corporation on Nov. 17 reported the addition of Brazil-based Super Metal to its maintenance-of-way (m/w) business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Norfolk Southern’s Sanborn Stepping Down

Norfolk Southern (NS) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn will pass the throttle to Paul Duncan on Jan. 1, 2023, the Class I railroad reported Nov. 14.

STV/AECOM JV Starts GCL Design Work

South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP) a joint venture of AECOM and STV Inc., has started work with the Glassboro-Camden Light (GCL) project team to design an 18-mile DLRT (diesel light rail transit) project that will restore passenger rail service between Glassboro and Camden, N.J. that has been absent since the 1950s.

Kentucky spending to improve grade crossings

Back in 2019, RT&S reported on Kentucky funding grade crossing improvements across the state. Now, just over three years later, Kentucky’s governor has announced another round of funding for grade crossing improvement around the state.

Politicians Get to the Point-No-Point: Conrail

Conrail Shared Assets executives recently led a tour of the construction site of the Point-No-Point Bridge replacement project in Kearny, N.J. for staff members of New Jersey’s U.S. Senate delegation. The purpose