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Martinez-Vasquez to lead Sound Transit diversity office Jackie Martinez-Vasquez has joined Sound Transit of Seattle as director of the agency's new Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion.

The National Transportation Safety Board, in its investgation into the April 3, 2016 fatal train accident involving Amtrak train 89 and maintenance-of-way equipment at Chester, Pa., made some damning determinations. I do mean damning, as in “leave your pass with...
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A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve respectively as the...
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It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) passenger trains and CSX and Norfolk Southern freights, following the...
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Ontario and Metrolinx are proceeding with planned improvements for the Lakeshore West GO Transit corridor with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The planned upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include track improvements and other work to enable...
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The first ACS-64 electric locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has left Siemens’ plant in Sacramento, Calif., bound for Philadelphia. SEPTA’s chief press officer Andrew Busch told IRJ that the first locomotive began its journey across the United States last...

rfq-issued-for-metrolinx-lakeshore-west-go-corridor-projects
Ontario and Metrolinx are proceeding with planned improvements for the Lakeshore West GO Transit corridor with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The planned upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include track improvements and other work to enable...
siemens-ships-first-acs-64-locomotive-for-septa
The first ACS-64 electric locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has left Siemens’ plant in Sacramento, Calif., bound for Philadelphia. SEPTA’s chief press officer Andrew Busch told IRJ that the first locomotive began its journey across the United States last...
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Strato, Inc. recently hosted ten Rutgers University engineering students, all members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), who spent an afternoon with Production Manager Dave Calico to learn more about manufacturing processes. . Calico reviewed lean manufacturing, design vs. practical...
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The Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project has officially been concluded, according to a joint announcement by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Omnitrans, Metrolink and the city of San Bernardino. "We are excited to complete the Downtown San Bernardino...
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New Jersey Transit is exercising an option with Bombardier Transportation for 17 ALP-45DP dual-power locomotives, to supplement its existing 35-unit fleet. Including spare parts, the cost of the 17 locomotives comes in at $167.73 million, plus 10% for contingencies, including fluctuations...

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