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Metrolink crash injures dozens, five critically A Metrolink train on the system's Ventura County Line hit a truck abandoned at a road-rail grade crossing near Oxnard, Calif., Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2015, resulting in numerous injuries, among them four passengers and the train's engineer in critical condition.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit about $147 million through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery, and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy, NJ Transit announced Monday, March, 2, 2015. The...
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SunRail regional ("commuter") train service expansions south of the current system into Florida's Osceola County, and north to DeLand, face potential delays of at least six months, Florida's Department of Transportation says. Delays in securing $126 million in federal funding assistance...
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Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray has ruled no environmental assessment will be needed to electrify the Union Pearson Express (UPX) route linking Toronto's Union Station and Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The decision, apparently reached earlier this month, has cheered Ontario...
mbta-restorss-full-rail-transit-service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in Greater Boston, including restoration of the hard-hit Mattapan Line. Restoration thus...
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Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail, owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure, has appointed Ron Hartman as Vice President of North America. Hartman joins Network Rail Consulting from Transdev North America, where he has been CEO...

mbta-restorss-full-rail-transit-service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in Greater Boston, including restoration of the hard-hit Mattapan Line. Restoration thus...
bombardier-makes-fiscal-personnel-moves
Bombardier said Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 that it will raise C$750 million (about US$600 million) through the sale of 339.4 million subscription receipts to a syndicate of underwriters, in order to raise US$2.1 billion to stabilize its financial status. The move...
hartman-to-lead-network-rail-consulting-north-america
Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail, owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure, has appointed Ron Hartman as Vice President of North America. Hartman joins Network Rail Consulting from Transdev North America, where he has been CEO...
progress-rail-gets-metra-locomotive-rehab-contract
Chicagoland's Metra has awarded Progress Rail Services Corp. a $91.1 million contract to rehabilitate 41 EMD F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives to "like new" condition. The locomotives were manufactured between 1989 and 1992. Metra's Board of Directors approved the deal Friday, Feb....
amidst-snowstorms-mbta-gm-steps-down
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Beverly Scott announced late Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, she was stepping down from her position, following mounting criticism of MBTA's operational struggles due to repeated snowstorms. The move came even as MBTA struggled to...