Archive for July 2, 2018

Sound Transit light-rail tunnel construction nearly finished

(Source: Progressive Railroading: 07/02/2018) Construction of Sound Transit‘s East Link light-rail tunnel in downtown Bellevue, Washington, is more than 90 percent completed, the agency announced late last week. Crews are on track to finish the tunnel within 15 months, or about five months earlier than scheduled, Sound Transit officials said in a press release. In mid-July,…

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House Democrats warn FRA against PTC exemptions

(Source: Progressive Railroading 07/02/2018) House Democrats last week warned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) against issuing exemptions that allow railroads to avoid implementing positive train control(PTC). In a letter to FRA Administrator Ron Batory, the lawmakers said the exemptions included in the FRA’s PTC regulations were “overly broad.” Although Congress did not authorize exemptions to the PTC mandate, the…

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