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Calif.’s Metrolink receives $3.7M to enhance crossing safety

Rail| February 29, 2012
Adding warning devices and barriers that make it difficult for drivers or pedestrians to circumvent gate arms when a train is approaching. Enhancements include additional exit and pedestrian gates, new raised median islands, flashing signals and right-of-way security gates.

LaHood recommends $2.2B worth of rail, BRT projects

Bus| February 15, 2012
The projects, included in President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, will put thousands of Americans to work building the vital infrastructure the nation needs to improve access to jobs while reducing U.S. dependence on oil and spurring new economic development.
Rail| January 18, 2012

Calif.'s OCTA completes 'quiet zones' program

The program enhanced 52 railroad crossings and helped silence train horns for local communities.
Rail| January 5, 2012

ENSCO initiates corporate restructuring

To benefit the company's worldwide, rail engineering products and services business, the company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, ENSCO Rail Inc., which is also headquartered in Falls Church, Va.
Bus| December 16, 2011

NTSB: 34,925 transportation deaths in 2010

Rail fatalities increased from 742 to 813, with the majority at grade crossings, though deaths on light, heavy and commuter rail rose from 229 to 253.
Rail| December 6, 2011

Amtrak unveils revamped Kansas station

The more than $1.5 million in improvements include a 500-foot passenger boarding platform, access to parking with designations compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and new exterior lighting designed to improve safety.
Rail| November 28, 2011

ABB acquires Envitech

The parties agreed to not disclose the value of the transaction, which is subject to the customary regulatory approvals.
Bus| November 22, 2011

L.A. Metro opens bike center

Two ground-floor bike center locations in the Santa Monica Place Mall parking structure combined feature nearly 5,300 square-feet of dedicated space and nearly 360 secure bicycle parking spaces, making it the highest capacity secure bicycle parking facility in the U.S.
Rail| November 4, 2011

Amtrak pilots e-ticketing on Downeaster service

Passengers will be able to print their tickets from their home, office or at Amtrak ticket offices and Quik-Trak kiosks. Passengers also will be able to use their smart phones to present their eTickets to the conductor by opening the eTicket PDF document from their email on their smart phone and displaying the barcode for the conductor to scan.
Rail| October 27, 2011

Lawsuit claims L.A. Metro light rail project broke law

Crenshaw Subway Coalition is alleging that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw Line rail project violated environmental and civil rights provisions.

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