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Utah becomes third state with FTA-certified SSO Program 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).

ttc’s-byford-to-be-next-nyct-president
Andy Byford, who has forged a rail transit career on three continents, will join the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as President of New York City Transit, the agency responsible for New York City subways,...
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...
panel-recommends-two-tunnels-bart-extension
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...
up-updates-ptc-progress-plans-to-increase-minnesota-track-speed
Union Pacific (UP) gave an update on its progress toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) and also announced plans to increase track speeds in southwest Minnesota following completion of a project.   UP says progress PTC made...
metra-kicks-off-fox-river-bridge-replacement-project
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...

utah-becomes-third-state-with-fta-certified-sso-program
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...
helmut-schroeder-78-railquip-founder
Services were held for Helmut Schroeder, 78, founder of Railquip Inc., a supplier of rail and maintenance of way equipment, who died Oct. 30 following an illness. Schroeder was born in Dortmund, Germany, and came to...
amtrak-we’re-building-our-safety-culture
Amtrak laid out a series of initiatives it has implemented and continues to implement since a derailment in April 2016 left two of the railroad's employees dead and 39 others injured.   The National Transportation Safety Board...
ntsb-cites-lack-of-safety-culture-in-chester-pa-derailment
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said ignored safety procedures and a fractured safety program are to blame for the April 3, 2016, derailment of Amtrak train 89 near Chester, Penn.   NTSB says the accident, which...
mbta-to-fund-ptc-installation-with-tifia-and-rrif-loans
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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