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$197M in federal grants awarded for PTC implementation

Security and Safety | May 31, 2017

The FRA was responsible for the selection of the grant recipients, and the FTA will award and administer the grants during Fiscal Year 2017.

NY MTA launches international innovative solution contest for subway system

Rail| May 31, 2017

The "MTA Genius Transit Challenge" is searching for the best ideas in each of three categories: How to improve NYC's subway signal system, how to bring better subway cars to the system, and how to increase communiations connectivity in subway tunnels.

Rail| May 31, 2017

Alstom, NGE deliver civil works and tracks for French project

The consortium, led by the NGE group via its subsidiary TSO, was chosen after a public tender to construct approximately 3.3 miles of civil works (approximately 6.7 miles of track), with eight corresponding track turnouts, 10 stations, and a maintenance center.

Rail| May 30, 2017

Amtrak announces schedule changes to speed Penn Station track repairs

The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvement of track, switch, and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions.

Mobility| May 30, 2017

MBTA's acting GM to step down and join agency's control board

Steve Poftak, vice chair of the FMCB, which will extend its governance by two years, will temporarily step down to serve as MBTA's interim GM.

Security and Safety | May 25, 2017

Metra to install inward-facing locomotive cameras

Congress in 2015 ordered the DOT to draft rules within two years to require passenger railroads to install inward-facing and outward-facing cameras in all locomotives and other operating compartments such as cab cars and Highliner cars.

Management & Operations| May 22, 2017

Late U2 concert leaves transit officials upset over costs

The Wednesday night concert, which didn't wrap up until 11 p.m., forced the Valley Transportation Authority to add 11 extra after-hours trains to accommodate concertgoers.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2017

Metra chief Orseno to retire by end of 2017

Orseno began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad commuter trains.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

Moorman outlined projects that warrant significant investment including construction of the Portal North Bridge and new Hudson Tunnels in New Jersey.

Rail| February 1, 2017

Amtrak to take over train line between Indy, Chicago

Iowa Pacific has operated the Hoosier State train since July 2015.

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