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MTA New York City Transit announced Tuesday its new Help Point station communications system has begun pilot testing at two subway stations along the Lexington Avenue Line (4,5, and 6) on Manhattan’s East Side. ...
HDR/Gilbane Team, a joint venture of HDR Engineering, Inc. and Gilbane Building Co., has contracted with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to provide program management and construction management for the Green Line light rail transit extension project. 
TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences says it recently completed an over-the-road test for Transportation Technology Services (TTS) to monitor 40-meter wind-turbine blades shipped from Texas to Iowa. The company says TTS has developed a means to ensure the huge blades are held in place and properl ...
Quentin Kopp, who introduced legislation in 1996 creating the California High-Speed Rail Authority, said Monday he is stepping down from his director’s position on the authority. Kopp’s term expired last December and he asked California State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg no ...
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The Association of American Railroads says it is urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to modify six regulations that cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. AAR says it submitted the list in response to DOT’s request for comments regarding regulations issued by t ...
Launched last April, the Pacific Northwest-Chicagoland Express Cold Train is expanding service to meet rapidly growing demand. This year will see expansion to the Southwest market. The refrigerated intermodal container service went into operation in partnership with the Port of Quincy ...
Amtrak has issued an updated fleet strategy plan for replacing both conventional and high speed rail passenger equipment, re-emphasizing that its current fleet is nearing an average age of 26 years. The update, following an initial report issued last year, reflects the current state of t ...
Phoenix Valley Metro Light Rail still is planning an extension of its LRT operations from downtown Phoenix along Interstate 10 to the 79th Avenue Park-and-Ride. But the extension, currently scheduled to open in 2021, could be delayed by a reduction in Proposition 400 tax money due to a bad econom ...
Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has received an order from Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) for 11 new low-floor trams. The latest order, valued at $47 million, is a further option of a contract signed in 1998. The low-floor trams will serve the joint network of the transport operators of ...
Of the 60 fatalities reported by U.S. railroads in January, 58 were caused by highway-rail grade crossing collisions (27) and trespassing (31), according to preliminary figures posted March 31 by the Surface Transportation Board's Office of Safety Analysis. The two other fatalities were not immediat ...
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