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A study released Wednesday by the American Public Transportation Association says 74% of private sector businesses serving the public transit industry incurred flat or declining business during the past year, which APTA attributes to uncertainty in federal investment, a struggling economy, and a lac ...
Rockland, Maine-based Maine Eastern Railroad has been awarded recognized by New England Travel Magazine for its summer passenger excursion service. ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday announced proposed changes to the Federal Railroad Administration’s regulations governing installation of positive train control (PTC) systems. “PTC is now required on routes carrying poison inhalation hazard (PIH) materials ...

Though Amtrak and the NEC will benefit from both major projects, Amtrak was the official recipient only of the New Jersey upgrade portion, while New York’s Department of Transportation was awarded the funding for Harold Interlocking.

The Northeast Corridor became eligible for federal high speed rail funding last spring after Florida Gov. Rick Scott formally rejected nearly $2.4 billion in such funding for the Sunshine State's HSR project, which would have linked Orlando and Tampa.  

 

--> Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has finalized the Department of Transportation’s grant of nearly $745 million for construction along the Northeast Corridor, including two long-delayed projects. Earlier this summer House Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) sought to divert the funding tow ...
Bombardier Transportation will feature its interactive “Smart Transport Solutions” application at Ecocity World Summit 2011 in Montréal this week, demonstrating its latest vehicles and systems against a backdrop of the virtual “Bombardier City,” incorporating character ...
Railinc Monday announced webinar dates for the first phase of the Comprehensive Equipment Performance Monitoring (CEPM) program, CEPM-Wheelsets, for the North American rail industry. ...
The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain far apart on reauthorizing a highway/transit funding bill. The Senate is backing a two-year, $109 billion bill to maintain spending at its present level; the House is holding out for $230 billion spread out over six years, a s ...
Harsco Corp. on Monday announced new orders for railway track maintenance equipment totaling more than $13 million from customers in Japan and North America. ...

Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Area’s regional transportation agency, reportedly has been cited by Advertising Standards Canada of publishing misleading information on its proposed Air Rail Link and related rail projects.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit said Monday visitors to its website will see a “fresh, new design that makes it easier than ever to plan a trip and stay connected with the agency.” The site, launched Monday, was designed by Dallas-based Valiant Media created ...
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