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LIRR to double-track Ronkonkoma line
Seeking to improve capacity and reduce scheduling conflicts, MTA Long Island Rail Road Tuesday said it plans to begin double-tracking 12.6 miles of LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch route between Farmingdale and…
GO Transit picks INIT for fleet management system
INIT said Tuesday that GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx, has chosen the company to deploy a new fleet management system for 47 GO Transit railcars, as well as 424…
Metro-North touts “best first quarter ever”
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Friday its systemwide on-time performance was 98.8% during the first quarter of 2012, claiming it was "the best quarter in Metro-North's history."
Cubic unveils Nextaccount AFC platform
Cubic Transportation Systems has introduced Nextaccount, which it describes as "the first of several new products in Cubic's solution systems portfolio for the next generation of fully integrated Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems."
PATH Harrison station replacement expedited
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said Wednesday the 76-year-old Harrison PATH rail station is on a faster track to replacement after Port Authority commissioners last week authorized key…
Anthony Perl joins Railway Age bloggers
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
New cost estimate for California HSR
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Monday is expected to offer an updated estimate for construction and financing of a statewide high speed rail network. Cost estimates, which began at about…
LIRR East End DMU plan now funded
MTA Long Island Rail Road long has had plans to provide diesel multiple-unit (DMU) service to its riders on both the North Fork and South Fork of the railroad's namesake…
House extends surface transport funding again
Unable to craft its own long-term surface transportation bill, and equally unable to agree to a Senate version already passed by the upper house, the House of Representatives Thursday managed…
CN sells two rail segments to Metrolinx
CN said Tuesday it would sell two rail segments in the Greater Toronto Area to Metrolinx for C$310.5 million.
MBTA railcar deliveries behind schedule
Deliveries of bilevel passenger railcars to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are up to 18 months behind schedule, with delays appearing to result at least in part due to previous problems…
FTA OKs TEX Rail for preliminary engineering
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the "T") said its TEX Rail commuter rail project has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration "to advance to Preliminary Engineering." The authority made…
Rail Runner Express to expand weekend service
Shrugging off budget pressures and continued verbal attacks from New Mexico anti-rail partisans, New Mexico Rail Runner Express service will bolster its weekend schedule beginning Saturday, April 7.
Obituary: Frederick A. Winkler, 83
Frederick A. Winkler, general agent of the Winchester & Western Railroad and a powerful voice within New Jersey railroading, died peacefully at his home in Clarksboro, N.J., on March 24,…
New York MTA capital funds secured in deal
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly has brokered a deal with Republican state legislative leaders to fully fund the last three years of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital…
Bombardier MITRAC Powerlab opens in Sweden
Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium…
Caltrain cites deal with CHSRA
Caltrain said Thursday a regional agreement between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and more than a half-dozen Bay Area public agencies, including Caltrain, " will fully fund the electrification…
"Continuing resolution" no solution at all
Congress can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to reauthorizing the surface transportation program. It's approaching three years since the silly-named SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
CHSRA head: HSR estimates overstated
Though pledging to improve current plans for the Golden State's 700-mile high speed rail network, California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard says the system should cost less than the…
CREATE clears a way through Chicago
Is it logical to give a federal “high speed” grant to a snarled inner-city network where trains move at a crawl when they move at all? It makes more sense…
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