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FTA issues proposed rule for public transit safety plan The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a proposed rule for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (Agency Safety Plan) and a notice of availability for the proposed National Public Transportation Safety Plan (National Safety Plan.)

fta-issues-proposed-rule-for-public-transit-safety-plan
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a proposed rule for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (Agency Safety Plan) and a notice of availability for the proposed National Public Transportation Safety Plan (National Safety...
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Union Pacific reports that in 2015 it reduced railroad-crossing accidents by three percent with a 2.28, which is the total number of Federal Railroad Administration reportable grade crossing accidents per million train miles.   Launched in 2015,...
mta-adopts-community-outreach-plan-for-canarsie-tube-rebuild
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has developed a plan to engage in detailed community consultation on how to proceed with necessary repairs for the Canarsie Tubes, which carry the L train under the East River...
ntsb-opens-amtrak-188-accident-docket-analysis-ongoing
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened the accident docket and publicly released more than 2,000 pages of information as part of it's ongoing investigation of the May 12, 2015 Amtrak passenger train derailment in...
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Norfolk Southern has a planned capital improvement budget of $2.1 billion in 2016, which is $300 million less than its record $2.4 billion capital plan in 2015.   Most areas of in the NS capital plan will...

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BNSF Railway released plans for a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure program focuses on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe and reliable network this year and beyond.   BNSF's record setting $6 billion...
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The Fordham Plaza, a major intermodal public transportation hub in the heart of the Bronx in New York City, is now open after major reconstruction work. The project improves access to public transportation for thousands...
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Union Pacific is planning for a $3.75 billion capital program in 2016, pending approval from its board the railroad said in an earning release.   The 2016 program is approximately $450 million less than its planned spend...
metro-north-implements-confidential-close-call-reporting-system
Metro-North Railroad has extended the implementation of its Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), an initiative designed to encourage workers to report any potential safety hazard or breach of procedures that they may observe by...
minnesota-governor’s-jobs-bill-includes-crossing-safety-initiatives
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has introduced a jobs bill that would invest $1.4 billion in infrastructure projects statewide, creating an estimated 39,900 Minnesota jobs.   "My proposals would put thousands of Minnesotans to work throughout our state,"...