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Gov. Malloy opens Meridian Station; calls for stable transportation funding Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, alongside Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker and numerous federal and state officials, held a ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new CTRail Hartford Line Meriden Station on April 19.

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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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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recommended 26 projects to be awarded a total of $1.54 billion in federal funds as part of the FY18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. USDOT had up...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's BeRailSafe program, in partnership with N.C. Operation Lifesaver, conducted a staged train crash May 30 in Star, N.C.   The staged accident simulated a car attempting to beat...
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report recommending the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) address a trio of statutory provisions concerning the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program.   The GAO report states that the three areas outlined...
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A state study is planned on the potential cost of extending passenger rail service into Southwest Virginia.     The study by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is expected to begin during fiscal 2018-19 on...

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule aimed at promoting private participation and investment in projects.   FTA says the Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) Final Rule describes new procedures aimed at helping the federal...
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs, totaling $1.6 billion. There are a total of $198 million in grants available in three categories related to...
fra-plans-june-4-webinar-to-discuss-ptc-grants
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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The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) is lauding a financial agreement that will allow for utilities to be relocated from the path of Section 3 of the Hudson Yards Concrete Casing project. The utility relocation is...
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Ice jams have caused flooding along parts of Alaska Railroad's line north of Talkeetna resulting in suspended service due to scoured ballast. The railroad said ice pushed nearly 1,000 feet of track off the track bed...