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Ontario details GO Transit electrification plan The Minister of Transportation of the Province of Ontario recently outlined plans for the electrification of certain GO Transit regional rail lines, including an implementation schedule.

CBS News legends Edward R. Murrow, Fred Friendly, Charles Kuralt and Walter Cronkite must be turning over and hurling in their graves. Care for a good laugh? Take a look at this cracker-jack piece of reporting—cracker-jack because a Cracker Jack box...
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Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Christopher Papazoglou a senior supervising engineer in its New York City office, with technical and managerial responsibilities on rail design projects in the New York region. He is currently working in support of the East Side...
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Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City. A graduate of City University of New York-Hunter College, Worrell honed her skills at Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction),...
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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (The T) Board of Directors approved on April 27, 2015 several contracts related to TEX Rail, a regional/commuter rail service that will run on a 27-mile corridor from downtown Fort Worth, northeast across Tarrant County to...
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Canada’s Ontario Province will be covering the entire cost of a 14.2-mile, $1.6 billion light rail line connecting the Port Credit (Mississauga) and Brampton GO Transit regional/commuter rail stations, Transportation ‎Minister Steven Del Duca confirmed on April 21, 2015. According to...

the-t-approves-several-tex-rail-related-contracts
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (The T) Board of Directors approved on April 27, 2015 several contracts related to TEX Rail, a regional/commuter rail service that will run on a 27-mile corridor from downtown Fort Worth, northeast across Tarrant County to...
ontario-province-to-fund-entire-hurontario-lrt
Canada’s Ontario Province will be covering the entire cost of a 14.2-mile, $1.6 billion light rail line connecting the Port Credit (Mississauga) and Brampton GO Transit regional/commuter rail stations, Transportation ‎Minister Steven Del Duca confirmed on April 21, 2015. According to...
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The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million for projects involving grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control implementation and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in...
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Management and transportation unions at Chicago’s Metra regional/commuter rail system have entered into an agreement to create a Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) designed “to proactively address safety issues and create a more positive safety culture,” the agency said. According...
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U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh, Pa. David Thurston, Ph.D., PE, a senior technical director, will lead...