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Parsons secures Metrolinx ETCCS tech services contract Parsons has begun providing technical advisory services for Metrolinx's Enhanced Train Control and Conventional Signaling (ETCCS) project, part of the Canadian agency's 10-year GO Transit regional/commuter rail expansion program consisting of C$13.5 billion in capital projects and $7 billion in state-of-good-repair works.

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A peer review panel convened by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has recommended a twin-bore option for a BART extension into Silicon Valley.   In early October, SCVTA announced the...
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The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) have expanded the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) to increase train capacity. The expansion boosts the number of trains that can board passengers...
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A long-anticipated project to replace a 136-year-old bridge over the Fox River on Metra's Milwaukee District West Line kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 17.   U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain...
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Utah has become the third state to receive certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program, according to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). "With the certification of its SSO Program, Utah is among the...
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has appointed transit industry veteran Paul P. Skoutelas as president and CEO, effective Jan. 8, 2018.Skoutelas, currently senior vice president and national director, Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center...

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The Delachaux Group is launching a rebranding effort aimed at bringing the entirety of its rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The Delachaux Group says the move enhances its commitment to the rail infrastructure market and...
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Plans are pushing ahead to redevelop the Milton GO Station in Milton, located in Southern Ontario, as another step in Ontario's transformation of GO Transit from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit...
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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced in a new analysis of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) financial plan that the transportation authority needs to acquire new funding sources to avoid raising fares...
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Metra, the commuter rail division of Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority, approved a 2018 budget that raises fares and cuts some trains in a bid to close a $45-million operating deficit.     The agency's board approved the budget...
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Two federal loans totaling $382 million will help the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) with its positive train control (PTC) project. The two loans through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation...

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