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FTA proposes directive to end stop signal overruns The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed General Directive aimed at reducing the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail transit industry.

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R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.   Sen. Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate's mass transit...
path-provides-ptc-sleep-apnea-monitoring-update
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) updated its progress toward the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), as well as its efforts monitor sleep apnea in employees in an effort to ensure safety of riders and...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed General Directive aimed at reducing the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail transit industry. FTA issued the public notice on Jan. 17 and comments can be...
usdot-launches-new-crossing-safety-ad
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has launched a new campaign to remind drivers to practice caution at railroad crossings.     The “Stop! Trains Can’t” advertisement aims its message primarily at young male motorists, who are reportedly...

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An estimated 5,500 Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) South Shore Line riders were stranded on Jan. 12 following a "severe flash freeze situation." Weather conditions allowed ice to buildup on NICTD's overhead wires and train...
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Testing will begin along a portion of the Port Defiance Bypass project in Washington state in mid January. While Sound Transit owns the tracks where testing will take place, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) released its draft 10-year capital plan, which addresses $32 billion worth of projects in New York and New Jersey.   "Hard choices and robust debate led to...
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith introduced a bill that would spend $1.5 billion to build more than 240 projects across the state, including more than $91 million in rail projects.   Minnesota legislators...
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Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) awarded a $223.3-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the Queens Boulevard Line signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).   The line is one of MTA's busiest; by...