Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Renewing TTC’s surface-running streetcar track The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) owns and operates more than 200 single-track miles of surface streetcar track, including loops, yards and carhouses. The TTC is responsible for its maintenance, as well as construction of extensions. The mileage has declined significantly from its peak of approximately 325 miles, due to abandonments over the decades, but the track still requires a concerted effort to maintain in satisfactory operating condition.

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A planned grade separation that will improve traffic flow and safety has received funding from the Port of Seattle Commission. The commission on May 23 approved $595,000 toward the $25-million project that will construct an overpass along South 228th Street over...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined an action plan to help transit riders deal with the impending work Amtrak is planning at Penn Station during the summer. Amtrak’s proposed repairs would reduce the number of trains at the busiest U.S....
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has asked for final proposals for the revived Green Line extension project from three design-build contractor teams shortlisted in February. The RFP includes a project “affordability limit” of $1.319 billion, along with base scope of work,...
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Kansas City Southern Railway Co. will begin increasing track speed on June 4 from 25 to 49 miles per hour along a stretch of line in Louisiana. The increases will take place on 2.6 miles of track between Major Parkway and...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) intends to sign a Full Funding Grant Agreement with Caltrain that would commit $647 million to the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project.   The grant is the final funding piece needed to move the $1.98-billion project forward. The...

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on May 17 joined MBTA Chief Administrator, Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve, Chairman of New Balance Athletics Jim Davis, and a host of dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the new MBTA Boston Landing Commuter Rail...
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NJ Transit's Board of Directors authorized a vote to enter into an early action contract with PKF-Mark III Inc., of Newtown, Pa., for preparatory construction ahead of the replacement of the Portal bridge, a key link in the Northeast Corridor...
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Union Pacific plans to spend $48.1 million in Utah this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.   The majority of the Utah spend, $40.3 million, will go toward maintaining...
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The League of Railway Industry Women is seeking nominations for four Board of Directors positions. The posts are Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair, Awards Chair and Director. The terms of these three-year positions will begin in fall 2017.  "We are very excited to...
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.   "I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen to the department....

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