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Another PTC extension bill enters the fray Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced their version of a Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill that joins a similar effort introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).

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Canadian National plans to invest CA$2.7 billion (US$2.2 billion) in rail infrastructure maintenance and improvements, as well as in new capacity, equipment and technology in 2015 to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and...
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Union Pacific plans to invest more than $109 million in 2015 to improve Iowa's transportation infrastructure. The company's multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.   Union Pacific's...
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The Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) 10.5 mile-long I-225 Rail Line in Aurora, Colo., is now 60 percent finished.   RTD says design work on the entire project is 99 percent complete; all seven light-rail bridges are...
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The Federal Railroad Administration has approved a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan of $967.1 million to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which will finance the installment of positive train control on the...
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The 20th Annual AAR Research Review was held March 31-April 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Hotel Elegante. The review brought approximately 550 attendees to the event, which had a theme of "Research Innovation...

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Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced their version of a Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill that joins a similar effort introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).   Where Sen. Blunt's legislation, the...
RailComm has completed the implementation of a shove track protection system for a private coal mining facility located in Alabama. RailComm provided indication and detection subsystems, as well as wireless communications to keep both subsystems...
Ricardo has signed a Share and Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the business, operating assets and employees of Lloyd's Register Rail (LR Rail) for £42.5 million (US$63.5 million).   Ricardo will acquire Lloyd's Register Rail Limited and...
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in grade-crossing safety, Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation and passenger rail.   FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice...
New York has received a $3-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the Intercity Passenger Rail Grade Crossing Improvements, Positive Train Control Implementation and Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan Grant Program.   Specifically, these...