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Stantec named lead engineer for LIRR modernization project Stantec will serve as the lead engineer on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project that will revamp the railroad's Main Line.  

house-ti-committee-holds-ptc-hearing
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on Feb. 15 examining the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). Juan D. Reyes III, chief counsel, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Edward Hamberger, president and CEO,...
unexpected-rail-wear-is-cause-for-baltimore-subway-shutdown
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is explaining the reason behind its extended shutdown of its SubwayLink system for rail repair work.   MTA says the closure was due to unexpected wear on 11 sections of elevated track....
stantec-named-lead-engineer-for-lirr-modernization-project
Stantec will serve as the lead engineer on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project that will revamp the railroad's Main Line.     The announcement comes after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) board approved a $1.8...
nj-transit-board-approves-corbett-as-executive-director
Kevin Corbett will serve as the next executive director for New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) following a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors supporting the appointment.     The decision took place during a Board of Directors...
energy-storage-system-to-be-built-for-eglinton-crosstown-lrt
Ontario is partnering with Toronto Hydro to build an energy storage system to provide back-up power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line.     Officials said the initiative is intended to boost reliability, cut operating...

nj-transit-approves-hudson-bergen-expansion-environmental-review
The New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) Board of Directors has voted unanimously to approve a proposed alignment of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail's (HBLR) upcoming expansion into Bergen County as outlined in its Supplemental Draft Environmental...
fra-has-73m-available-in-rail-safety-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting grant applications for projects that will strengthen rail safety efforts through the implementation of positive train control (PTC), crossing improvements and congestion mitigation.   "These grants are important resources in...
fta-lowers-rating-for-gateway-tunnels
A revision by the Federal Transit Administration lowering the priority rating for the proposed Gateway rail tunnels could endanger funding for the project linking New York and New Jersey.     The FTA in an annual funding report...
sound-transit-taps-arnold-as-new-chief-customer-experience-officer
Russell L. Arnold will serve as Sound Transit's chief customer experience officer, a newly created position at the agency.     "As we serve more people throughout our region every day, it is critical that we consider the...
wabtec-to-supply-ptc-system-to-sunrail
Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract valued at about $62 million to implement its positive train control (PTC) technology along the Central Florida Rail Corridor (CFRC), the operator for the SunRail commuter line.     The contract will...

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