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The year ahead in Washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds.
MBTA awards contract for Beverly-Salem bridge repairs
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded a $16.2 million contract to J.F. White Contracting Company for repairs on the railroad bride between Beverly and Salem, Mass, the agency…
Metrolink to test trains at full speed on 91/Perris Valley Line
In preparation for Metrolink passenger rail service on the expansion of the 91/Perris Valley Line (91/PVL), this weekend test trains will operate at higher speeds between Downtown Riverside and South…
Strike, lockout looming at NJ Transit
No progress has been made in contract talks between the New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition, which consists of 11 unions representing more than 4,000 workers, and NJ Transit. A…
Metrolinx sets Toronto RER options
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting…
FTA sets FY2017 funding priorities
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
Congressman Goodlatte tours PRS locomotive and rail car services facility
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services…
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
Former SFMTA and VTA CEO to lead Caltrain Modernization Program
At the Caltrain Board meeting on Feb. 4, 2016, Executive Director Jim Hartnett announced that Michael Burns, who retired as the Chief Executive Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation…
Bombardier awarded $36.8 million contract to overhaul MARC III cars
In an effort to improve safety, increase reliability and provide passengers with a more comfortable ride, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a $36.8 million…
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