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FRA updates on PTC: "Uneven progress"
The Federal Railroad Administration on Nov. 28 released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). The FRA says the "data show…
SMART TD to Trump: "Provide the safe working environment"
The President of the International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers' (SMART TD) Transportation Division released Nov. 27 this open letter addressed to President-elect Trump:
UTIP hosts international rail forum in NYC
Rail transit professionals from around the world will convene in New York City Dec. 8-9 for the inaugural meeting of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) International Rail Forum…
Cubic to upgrade Maryland MTA AFC
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) announced Nov. 22 the award of a $4.8 million contract modification from the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to upgrade its Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system.
FRA introduces Tier III passenger equipment safety standards
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Nov. 22 proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the U.S. as the country looks to regional projects to add high-speed…
Bombardier awarded AMT commuter rail contract
Bombardier announced Nov. 22 that it has been awarded an eight-year contract by Montréal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) for the operations and maintenance of the AMT commuter rail fleet…
NJ Transit launches "Commuter Tool Kit"
NJ Transit unveiled a new cohesive customer campaign designed "to bring attention to a variety of “tools” available to customers on how to obtain transit information for a better travel…
AAR "anxious" for Trump's STB shift
Regarding the Association of American Railroads Nov. 17 request that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board delay regulatory proposals until the U.S. Senate confirms a full slate of Board members appointed…
AAR: STB should pause until Trump's Board arrives
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said November 17 that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) should defer regulatory proposals, most notably forced access, until the U.S. Senate confirms a…
Chicago Transit Board approves 2017 CTA operating, capital budgets
The Chicago Transit Board (CTA) on November 16 approved a $1.524 billion operating budget.
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