Bombardier to provide 9 more double-deck French trains

The order is valued at approximately $120 million, including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, and is an option contained in a 2010 contract for a maximum of 860 trains signed with SNCF on behalf of the regions.

Md. SubwayLink system closed due to rails exceeding wear standards

Recent physical inspections conducted in preparation for the planned track work unexpectedly indicated that some sections of track could not wait until summer 2018 to be replaced.

Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

4 Ways Transit Agencies Can Amp Up Asset Management

Benefits include the prospect of ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency of their service through more confidence in budget projections, more formalized data collection, and efficient reporting procedures.

FRA makes $73M available for rail capital projects, ops assistance

The grants are expected to leverage private, state, and local investments to boost a wide range of rail projects, including the potential for implementing PTC.

NJ Transit to ease overcrowded trains, confirms Corbett as exec. director

Twenty railcars will be put back in service that had been waiting to have Positive Train Control equipment installed, with the agency also planning to lease another 20 railcars from the Marlyand Transit Administration.

Senate confirms Batory as FRA administrator

Additionally, it was announced that Thelma Drake has been nominated to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

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