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NJ Transit chief defends Gov.’s decision to end ARC

Posted on April 12, 2012

NEWARK, N.J.  — NJ Transit executive director Jim Weinstein defended Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to scrap the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel, telling The Star-Ledger the project was terminated based on a recommendation from a committee headed by Weinstein and that New Jersey couldn’t afford it.

However a Government Accountability Office report said that the governor inflated the cost estimates of the Hudson River rail tunnel project. 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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