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Caltrain officially begins electrification project Following years of planning and recent federal funding uncertainty, Caltrain broke ground on Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project July 21.

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A joint venture between TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the service provider that will operate and manage service on the CTrail Hartford Line. Through a "thorough service provider bidding process and cost-benefit...
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After about five months of construction work, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) says the Damen Avenue entrance for the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Blue Line station has reopened. The station entrance closed on February 6 earlier...
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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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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has authorized the North County Transit District (NCTD) to begin Positive Train Control (PTC) Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) operations on Coaster trains. NCTD notes the start of RSD an important step...
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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners has selected Jeffrey H. Lynford, the senior New York commissioner, to be the PANYNJ's new vice chairman. Lynford was first appointed to the...

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved two projects to replace aging substations in order to continue to upgrade the century-old line's infrastructure. The projects, which total $134.5 million,...
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The GO Regional Express Rail (GO RER) program has reached a milestone with the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project in the Greater Toronto Area. The bridge, which passes over Queen Street West, was...
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WSP USA, the company formerly called Parsons Brinckerhoff, has named two rail transit industry veterans to executive positions.   Stephen Bonina, P.E., joins as Vice President and Eastern Region Fleet Manager for WSP's TEC (Transit & Rail...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at a July 19 luncheon for the Long Island Association where he outlined the historic $5.6-billion transformation of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).   The LIRR system overhaul is part...
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Metra is moving forward with its plan to develop and install suicide prevention signs on station platforms along each of its 11 lines. In a presentation given at the agency's monthly Board of Directors meeting, Metra's...

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