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SANDAG completes $28M in OTC improvements 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.

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Norfolk Southern began operating trains across its new Portageville Bridge on Dec. 11, following two years of construction. The new 963-foot steel arch, single-track bridge was constructed across the 235-foot-deep Genesee River Gorge in Letchworth State...
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said a key factor in a September 2016 collision between a VIA Rail passenger train and a tractor-trailer in Quebec was an obstructed view of the crossing warning...
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has selected three qualified contracting teams to submit design-build proposals for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM) project.     The three contracting firms that CTA said showed...
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The Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project has officially been concluded.     The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Omnitrans, Metrolink and the city of San Bernardino together have announced the project's completion. "We are excited to complete...
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The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 2 for its $1.5 billion Foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif. The construction authority said elected...

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Britain's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has introduced into operation the first two of three 150m (492-foot) long grinding trains, which Loram and Colas Rail are supplying under a £36-million (US$48.6-million) contract. The trains will replace...
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The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is gearing up to conduct switch installation work near its Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as part of its Vanderbilt Yard Reconfiguration project. Part of the Atlantic Yards Project, the planned...
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Railroad fatalities were up in 2016 as compared to 2015, following the overall trend upwards for total transportation deaths, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Highway fatalities at 37,461, accounted for 95 percent of...
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Dave Ross joined a group of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) employees recently for a tour of the railroad. According to a post on Watco Companies' website, this was the...
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Canadian National is substantially complete with a rehabilitation project on a bridge linking its Minnesota and Wisconsin network. Work on the Oliver Bridge over the St. Louis River between Duluth, Minn., and Oliver, Wis., will wrap...

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