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METRO Briefs

Posted on January 21, 2009

D.C. transit overwhelmed with inauguration crowds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Metro transported nearly one million riders to the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This number surpassed the previous record for a single day. For the full story, click here.

DART makes staff ride the bus

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Area Rapid Transit has created a policy that requires employees to take a trip on a bus at least once a month. For the full story, click here.

Federal grant provides $20K for rail safety education

ELBURN, ILL. — Operation Lifesaver, a public education train safety program, will award a grant to the Elburn, Ill. Police Dept. to help them increase public awareness of rail crossing safety. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen line running modified service for 3rd day

Service has been hampered since overhead catenary wires were yanked down when a dump truck lowered its bed two days ago. There is no timetable for the repair of the wires.

D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened

Alstom awarded major re-signaling project in the UK

Collaborated with Network Rail to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of the line.

Sacramento RT taps HDR Inc. for streetcar design

The contract outlines a $10 million budget to construct the streetcar line.The city wants the money to come from property owners near the streetcar line, but they rejected it in a vote last year.

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