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FRA issues Gulf Coast passenger rail report; Class 1s not fully on board A report submitted to Congress on July 17 says restored Gulf Coast Amtrak service would expand travel markets; improve access to jobs, education and healthcare; reduce vehicular congestion and provide support for disaster and emergency response during coastal storm events.

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North Carolina Ports and CSX will commence a daily, intermodal rail service between Wilmington and Charlotte. This double-stacked train, dubbed the Queen City Express, will begin service on July 28, 2017. "The Queen City Express provides...
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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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A report submitted to Congress on July 17 says restored Gulf Coast Amtrak service would expand travel markets; improve access to jobs, education and healthcare; reduce vehicular congestion and provide support for disaster and emergency...
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Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) celebrated the groundbreaking for the Newark Regional Transportation Center, parking lot and access road on July 17.   "This project represents an important part of our efforts to support the rebirth of...

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Plans for privately-financed 250-mile commuter rail network centered on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of...
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and its contractor Kleinfelder are currently performing geotechnical work along State Route 152 in the Pacheco Pass. CHSRA says getting a head start on geotechnical investigations is crucial even with...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued its Record of Decision (ROD) on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE program that details a long-term vision for the corridor to improve and grow passenger rail service at a...
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A New Jersey congressman, who happens to chair the committee responsible for appropriating funds for transportation programs, explains the funds allocated for the Gateway Program will advance a project that is critical to the U.S....
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Demolition of the Schenectady Station is underway. The new, fully accessible rail station, which will connect travelers to places like New York City and Niagara Falls, has a projected cost of $23 million. The project is...

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