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PTC implementation took a leap between 2016-2018

Security and Safety | March 13, 2019

In a statement from the U.S. DOT, implementation jumped from 24% to 30% for passenger rail and 16% to 83% for freight. 

Metra to buy 15 remanufactured locomotives

Rail| February 20, 2019

Supplier, Progress Rail will take existing EMD SD70MAC freight locomotives and upgrade and configure them for passenger use.

January 16, 2019

SEPTA bids farewell to retiring locomotives, welcomes the new

When 2018 came to a close, SEPTA did more than say goodbye to the old year, the agency also bid farewell to its AEM-7 locomotives.

Rail| November 12, 2018

Metra adds more vehicles to replace aging fleet

The F59PHs were built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corp. in 1988.

Rail| July 9, 2018

NCTD board approves purchase of 5 more Siemens locomotives

The new vehicles will allow NCTD to improve operational efficiency while contributing to local and state sustainability and air quality goals.

Rail| February 22, 2018

Metra looks to purchase 21 used locomotives

The F59PHIs, which were built by the Electro-Motive Division of GM in 1998 and have been rehabbed within the last five years, have similar parts and operating characteristics to Metra’s existing fleet of EMD F40s, some of which are 35 years old and are in need of overhaul.

Rail| January 8, 2018

Metra seeking RFPs for up to 42 new, remanufactured locomotives

Is asking for proposals for both new and remanufactured engines because it wants to weigh the costs/benefits of both options.

Management & Operations| September 7, 2017

NJ Transit looks to purchase 25 acres to protect trains during flooding

Locomotives and railcars stored in two separate rail yards were damaged by flood waters following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Security and Safety | May 18, 2017

Canada seeking to mandate locomotive voice and video recorders

In November 2016, the Minister of Transport announced his intention to make the installation and use of LVVR mandatory, ensuring that the information could be used during accident investigations, while protecting the privacy of employees.

Rail| April 20, 2017

Metra to seek proposals for new railcars, engines

The exact number will depend on the responses to the RFP, the amount of funding available, and whether Metra can use financing alternatives, such as leasing, to maximize its funding.

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