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New York state orders Con Edison to guarantee subway power reliability Due to recent repeated delays and power flow failures throughout the entire Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway system, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has directed Con Edison to take significant and immediate actions to improve the subway's power reliability.

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has selected Cianbro-Middlesex Joint Venture for the CP243 Interlocking and Danbury Branch Dockyard projects in Norwalk. The $237-million contract is the first that CTDOT has awarded under the Construction Manager/General...
new-york-state-orders-con-edison-to-guarantee-subway-power-reliability
Due to recent repeated delays and power flow failures throughout the entire Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway system, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has directed Con Edison to take significant and immediate...
fra-fmcsa-withdraw-potential-rule-affecting-sleep-apnea-mitigation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety sensitive positions.   The FMCSA posted a notice...
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Amtrak will continue to provide maintenance-of-way and dispatching services to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Attleboro Line through 2021. The agreement, which governs the operation and maintenance of use of the 37.9-mile line, ends a...
fta-issues-rod-for-portal-bridge-project
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) that formally adopts the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Portal Bridge Project. The project...

usdot-proposal-aims-to-spur-private-investment-in-public-transit
The federal government is hoping a new proposal will spur private investment in public transportation. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) says the proposed Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) for public transportation capital projects will help the...
mta-to-tackle-subway-action-plan
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has developed a two-phase action plan to improve its system and lay a foundation for a more modern subway. MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota unveiled the NYC Subway Action Plan July 25 following...
Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners, LLC, has been awarded a contract from Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to provide a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the Baltimore Metro Subway Link.   Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners...
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found yesterday that the probable cause of a deadly collision between an SUV and a Metro-North commuter train at a grade crossing in Valhalla, N.Y., in 2015 was due...
caltrain-officially-begins-electrification-project
Following years of planning and recent federal funding uncertainty, Caltrain broke ground on Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project July 21.   The ceremony was held at the Millbrae Caltrain Station and attended by California Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S....

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