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FRA: We’ve got PTC funds available. Act now! The Federal Railroad Administration on May 15 issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.  

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Canadian National (CN) plans to invest approximately CA$130 million (US$100 million) in Manitoba, Canada, this year.     CN's investment is part of an effort to strengthen the company's rail network throughout the province, including through the expansion...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will hold three symposia in Washington, D.C., throughout the summer to answer questions and address best practices surrounding the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). The first symposium will be held...
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Canadian National (CN) has announced plans to invest about CA$340 million (US$263 million) across British Columbia this year to grow and strengthen the railroad's network in the province.     "We are investing for the long haul with...
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An analysis released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has concluded that the nation's commuter rail industry continued to make progress in its positive train control (PTC) implementation efforts during the first quarter of...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a webinar on June 4 aimed at helping those seeking funding for the recently announced positive train control (PTC) grants. The administration will award $250 million of its available PTC...

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Wavetronix, a supplier of radar traffic detection and monitoring technology, announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Island Radar Company LLC.     No terms were disclosed. Island Radar, a private company based in Olathe,...
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The Federal Railroad Administration on May 15 issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.     The purpose of the NOFO is to solicit applications for $250 million...
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WASHINGTON – Technology class was in session for Congress Monday, courtesy of Class 1 railroads.     The Association of American Railroads organized Rail Tech, an up close-and-personal demonstration designed to showcase the development and investment in innovation...
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Ahead of an event held on Capitol Hill to demonstrate the rail industry's innovations, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) released a white paper highlighting technology's role in making the U.S. rail network safer, more...
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As TriMet's Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into its final phase, the agency has announced that its MAX Blue and Red lines resumed regular service May 12.     The project, part of TriMet's Making Transit Better...