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Brightline gears up with first engine install Brightline announced June 28 that it is celebrating another milestone in the building of its trainsets as it installed the Cummins prime-mover into its first diesel-electric Charger locomotive at the Siemens manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif. where the trainsets are being built.

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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) released two decisions on July 28 related to its oversight of Amtrak’s operations under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA). First, the Board decided that it would consider on-time arrival and departure...
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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on July 28, 2016 proposed regulations to implement passenger rail-related dispute resolution provisions of Title XI of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. The FAST Act added to the Board’s existing passenger rail...
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Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues. Sales for the quarter were $724 million, with higher sales in the Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, which were...
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The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral this week, as the 11-acre transportation hub that will host Brightline passenger trains continues to take shape in...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on July 21 a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (Initiative). The finding clears the way for states and the federal government...

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance and encouraging innovative best practices...
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Southern California locomotive commuter rail operator Metrolink unveiled its first EMD F125 diesel locomotive at Los Angeles Union Station on July 18. The F125 is compliant with the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions standards and will...
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The Surface Transportation Board announced on July 18 that a proposed, 240-mile, high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, Tex., does not fall under STB jurisdiction and does not require Board approval. STB’s reasoning: The line would be constructed and operated...
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Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (OTCQB: DUOT), has been awarded several contracts at an aggregate value of $230,000 to provide a Needs Assessment and GAP Analysis of Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Common Alerting Protocol (IPAWS CAP) capabilities at five...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has moved the Hudson Tunnel Project and Portal North Bridge – both critical elements of the Gateway Program in the New York City area – into the Project Development process for a New Starts...