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As a part of its commitment to safety, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has implemented a variety of rail safety upgrades over the past year and is looking at additional enhancements for the future, as part of its commitment to safety.

Ontario is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires.

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.6 million in funding for three rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program.

HDR has been awarded a contract to lead the final design of a Class 1 swing bridge near Clinton, Iowa.

Atlanta City Council approved a statute on September 19 transferring all assets and operations of Atlanta Streetcar to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

In effort to evolve with its customer needs, Union Pacific announced plans to redesign its Marketing and Sales organization. The Class 1 plans to consolidate six major business units into four and four customer service center subsidiaries into one.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has named Acting Chief Security Officer John Bilich as its permanent chief security officer.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7) joined Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Sept. 19 for a tour of the Northgate light-rail project construction to emphasize the importance of federal funding to the project's success.

Protran Technology, part of the Harsco Rail division, has received orders to install enhanced safety systems to regional transit districts serving Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) hosted the most diverse Meet the Next Generation Event panel at Railway Interchange. Five panelists from five different disciplines joined to answer questions from students interested to enter the industry.

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