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FRA makes $25 million available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
is now accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applications are due by June 14, 2016.
NTSB: Ineffective inspection, maintenance, oversight led to January 2015 accident
According to a report adopted in a public meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a short circuit on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system that caused thick smoke to fill a...
RTD to begin Southeast Rail Extension in May
Construction on the Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) Southeast Rail Extension Project will break ground May 10. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded RTD $92 million through its Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program, which will allow...
Officials tour the new RTD maintenance facility
On May 3, 2016, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's (R-CO-6) chief of staff and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's (R-CO-4) regional director joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association,...
CN joins Midwest Inland Port Strategic Development Coalition
Canadian National has joined the Midwest Inland Port Strategic Development Coalition (MIPSDC) to provide strategic and marketing support to the development of the Midwest Inland Port in Decatur, Ill. The Midwest Inland Port is a multi-modal...
HNTB adds Haboian as SVP and chief business development officer; Giamario to New Jersey office
Kevin Haboian has joined HNTB Corporation in the new position of chief business development officer and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth within the transportation sector across the United States. "I am...
ASLRRA installs new board leadership
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) installed Judy Petry, president and general manager of Farmrail System, as its new chairman. Peter Claussen, Jr., president of the Gulf & Ohio Railways, was selected...
Crenshaw/LAX tunnel boring machine begins work
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Line's tunnel boring machine (TBM), Harriet, began digging the first of two twin-tunnels beneath Crenshaw Boulevard last week. The machine's launch marks the first time Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has had...
CHSRA acquires radio spectrum required for train communications
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received final approval to acquire exclusive rights to the radio spectrum needed to operate future communications systems for its trains. The agreement with Access 700, LLC, a subsidiary of Access...
Progress Rail acquires Inspired Systems
Progress Rail Services Corp., has acquired Inspired Systems Pty Ltd; a move that will expand its rail signaling offerings, according to the company. Inspired Systems currently provides asset protection and condition-based monitoring systems for the rail...
USDOT picks new WMATA board members to tackle safety culture
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has appointed three new Federal representatives, each with considerable expertise in safety, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors. The incoming appointees will bring to the...
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