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FRA, FTA award $197 million in grants for PTC on passenger rail The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $197 million in grants last week to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads implement Positive Train Control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018.

union-pacific-releases--million-minnesota-infrastructure-investment-plan
As a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program, Union Pacific says plans to invest $14 million in its Minnesota rail infrastructure. The Class 1 says it will boost safety and efficiency with its Minnesota...
uta-to-purchase-rail-simulator-with-federal-ptc-grant
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will use a portion of the funds awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration for its positive train control (PTC) efforts to purchase a rail simulator.   The rail...
hntb-adds-two-ptc-experts-to-practice
HNTB Corporation has added two positive train control (PTC) experts "to assist transit and rail clients in moving toward compliance" of the 2018 implementation deadline.   Michael Bogonovich is a senior systems project engineer with more than...
conndot-to-begin-interlocking-dockyard-projects-in-october
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will begin two interlocking and dockyard projects in October rather than July to accommodate planned activities associated with the projects. The CP243 Interlocking Project and the Danbury Branch Dockyard are...
fra-fta-award-197-million-in-grants-for-ptc-on-passenger-rail
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $197 million in grants last week to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads implement Positive Train Control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018.   The grants are...

ge-leads-group-in-nigeria-rail-bid
A consortium led by General Electric and including Transnet, South Africa, has been named preferred bidder by the government of Nigeria government for a concession to rehabilitate, finance and operate Nigerian Railways' 2178-mile network. The consortium...
metra-receives-20-million-grant-for-ptc
Metra will receive at $20-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on its Milwaukee North and West lines.   U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3) and Mike Quigley...
ny-gov-cuomo-outlines-penn-station-action-plan
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined an action plan to help New York transit riders deal with the impending work Amtrak is planning at Penn Station during the summer. The Amtrak proposed repairs would reduce the...
fta-green-lights-caltrain-electrification-funding
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) intends to sign a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with Caltrain that would commit $647 million to the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP).   The grant is the final funding piece needed...
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.   "I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary...

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