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Stantec to lead $1.9 billion rail modernization project

Rail| February 15, 2018

The project will add a 9.8-mile third track and add critical capacity on Long Island Rail Road’s busiest corridor.

Severe obstructive sleep apnea to blame for NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

Security and Safety | February 7, 2018

The NTSB also determined that these safety issues were not unique to these two properties, but exist throughout the country at many intercity passenger and commuter passenger train terminals.

Rail| January 17, 2018

LIRR double-track project close to complete

The project utilizes Design-Build construction and a specialized New Track Construction machine that lays rail more than 10 times faster than the MTA has ever done before, saving more than $7 million in construction costs.

Security and Safety | December 21, 2017

Gov. Cuomo directs MTA, Port Authority to heighten holiday season security

Additional personnel and security equipment will be deployed by state agencies, including rapid radiation response trucks, bomb-detecting canines, an increased heavily armed presence, enhanced surveillance, and rapid response vehicles at all high-profile locations.

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

Security and Safety | September 21, 2017

NTSB targets sleep apnea in both NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

Similarities were immediately drawn between the crashes, but after months of investigating, the NTSB now believes sleep apnea was involved in both.

Rail| September 6, 2017

'Summer of Hell' over after full service to Penn Station is restored

Amtrak wrapped up the extensive summertime track repair project on Thursday, with commuters finding the so-called “summer of hell” to not be so bad after all.

Rail| August 21, 2017

Amtrak officials say Penn Station repairs ahead of schedule

COO Scot Naparstek “absolutely” expects full service to be returned by the day after Labor Day, adding that commuters should expect an on-time service of more than 90%.

Rail| August 15, 2017

Amtrak taps AECOM to improve Penn Station passenger concourse

In partnership with Network Rail, they will conduct an independent review of the interaction, coordination, and collaboration between the railroads’ various passenger concourses within Penn Station and provide recommendations to improve the design, functionality, communications, and coordination at this critical station.

Rail| July 19, 2017

Accident, no shows plague commute for LIRR, NJ Transit passengers

Some NJ TRANSIT trains have been canceled this week because engineers are choosing not to work under the terms of their contract amid the summer-long repair work at Penn Station.


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