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Spearing named HNTB PM/CM practice leader HNTB Corporation named Thomas J. Spearing III national transit program management/construction management (PM/CM) practice leader.

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As a part of its commitment to safety, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has implemented a variety of rail safety upgrades over the past year and is looking at additional enhancements for the future, as...
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Ontario is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Ontario plans to commission a number of rail vehicle manufacturers to prepare designs and to demonstrate the impact that incorporating hydrogen...
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Protran Technology, part of the Harsco Rail division, has received orders to install enhanced safety systems to regional transit districts serving Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif. The company says these latest orders from the Washington Metropolitan...
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Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) unveiled the next development of its Aurora platform: Aurora XivTM.   The Aurora Xiv combines several of GREX's rail solutions into a single truck with the aim of making railroad inspections more...
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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2017 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to BNSF and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Improvements for Passenger Rail Service...

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Canadian National (CN) and Metra workers are set to replace track this weekend on the Rock Island Line. Crews will begin the replacement late Saturday evening, with busses available for riders between 35th Street and LaSalle...
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, known as Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R.3354),...
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved the award of a design/build contract for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Jefferson Park and Belmont Blue Line stations as well as the construction contract for the...
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Metra's Board of Directors has awarded a $21.6-million contract to replace the 136-year-old Fox River bridge to Illinois Constructors Corporation of Elburn. The project will replace the existing single-track bridge with a double-track bridge built to...
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began what its calling "an extensive list of maintenance, cleaning and repair work" yesterday on the Q line. The maintenance and repair work being performed on the Q line, between Atlantic...

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