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Metra seeks easy terms, as many cars and locos “as possible” The builders’ line forms to the right.

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a Request for Proposals to study the feasibility of various transit modes and alignments through L.A.'s notoriously congested Sepulveda Pass.   With the RFP, LACMTA is seeking a consultant to identify and evaluate a range...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations into a State of Good Repair from 15 years from the previously projected 25 years. The agency’s Fiscal...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Thomas Gibson Vice President and Western Regional Manager of its Transit and Rail practice, based in Sacramento. Gibson is responsible for technical and operational management, project delivery, staff acquisition and business growth. Gibson has 37...
massdot-purchases-20-remote-control-ballast-cars
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April.   The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division purchased the cars from FreightCar America and noted the innovative nature of the remote-control gates that MassDOT says will...
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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives have begun testing in Illinois. The testing is expected to last through April 23, with the locomotives expected to go into full-time service later this spring. “The delivery and...

illinois-dot-testing-charger-locos
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives have begun testing in Illinois. The testing is expected to last through April 23, with the locomotives expected to go into full-time service later this spring. “The delivery and...
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Siemens’ U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s rail systems. The company said this insight will help...
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The builders’ line forms to the right. Chicago’s Metra is seeking requests for proposals for the design and production of new railcars and locomotives to replace its aging fleet. The agency in a release said it plans to order a minimum of...
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zMAX®, used in racecar and aircraft engines since 1946, is beginning to penetrate the railroad locomotive market—literally. People familiar with motorsports history will recognize names like Mauri Rose, Dyno Don Nicholson, Arnie Beswick and George DeLorean (brother of John Z., whose...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal and Management Control Board adopted the agency’s fiscal 2018 operating budget. The $1.989 billion budget, which is slightly lower than last year’s spending plan, has a deficit of $30 million. “We still face serious challenges, but...

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