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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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The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been released for the Port of Long Beach's (POLB) proposed redeveloped of a rail yard to transition more cargo to rail. Currently, POLB says the ability to build long...
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January will see the final five miles of rail installed as part of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Double Track project. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) explains that the utilization of design-build construction along with...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of rail infrastructure improvements after seven years.     The Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) is intended to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed an order establishing the governor's Commuter Rail Advisory Task Force on Jan. 9.     The group will consist of nine members and is being formed to evaluate the possibility of a commuter...
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The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) will invest $2.5 million in design and construction of a rail spur and storage tracks for a tire manufacturer in Edgecombe County. The investment is from the railroad's economic development...

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The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) Board approved the Tacoma Dome Link Extension last week, setting a $125.7 million budget for preliminary engineering for the project.     The work will extend light-rail further south...
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has the "groundwork in place for a much better future," according to the Third Annual Report of the Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB).   The report says MBTA's transformation is gaining...
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV, aka, drones) are becoming an important tool in railroad engineering and maintenance. Keolis Commuter Services, which operates regional/commuter rail for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, is among the latest to adopt...
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The 5.34-mile (8.6-km) Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Toronto-to-York subway extension opened to the public on Sunday, Dec. 17. The new extension, also known as the TTC Line 1 Extension, connects Sheppard West Station in Toronto to...
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) board has approved a $1.8 billion design-build contract for 3rd Track Constructors (3TC) to complete work on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project. 3TC is a joint-venture which includes...

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