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(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/01/2020) This past weekend, the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) completed improvements to the 108-year-old Steel Bridge on the MAX line. The project marked the end of the agency’s biggest light-rail revitalization effort in 34 years and represented an important accomplishment in continuing to maintain reliable MAX service, TriMet officials said in…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/31/2020) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) late last week issued a final rule allowing railroads to use ultrasonic inspection technology, augmented with GPS technology, to conduct continuous rail testing. The updated regulations are expected to improve safety by making it easier for railroads to test rail more frequently, and to identify and repair internal rail flaws…

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(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, August 31, 2020) CHICAGO — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Bonson as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bonson will provide expert medical guidance to the RRB’s Office of Programs, which is responsible for the adjudication of claims for disability annuities and sickness insurance benefits. Additional…

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