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FRA grade-crossing workshop to help prioritize research needs The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is planning a workshop this summer to tackle a critical rail safety element: grade crossings.

janno-lieber-joins-senior-ranks-of-mta
Janno Lieber has joined the senior executive ranks of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) as chief development officer. In this newly created position, Lieber will take over leadership and oversight of key strategic capital initiatives...
ny-nj-senators-request-visit-from-sec-chao-to-highlight-need-for-rail-infrastructure-funding
Four democratic senators from New York and New Jersey are urging U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to visit the rail infrastructure linking to two states to highlight the need for investment in the region's...
fra-grade-crossing-workshop-to-help-prioritize-research-needs
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is planning a workshop this summer to tackle a critical rail safety element: grade crossings. The FRA's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety workshop will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Westin Hotel...
siemens-creating-“internet-of-trains”
Siemens' U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country's rail systems. The company...
caltrain-announces-san-francisco-area-rail-grinding-project
Caltrain says it will begin a two-week rail-grinding project in San Francisco on April 26. The project will result in reduced noise impacts for residents living near the right of way and smoother rides for...

union-pacific-to-invest-8-million-in-nevada-rail-improvements
Union Pacific (UP) plans to invest approximately $26.8 million in Nevada infrastructure in 2017. The investment is part of UP's $3.1-billion capital plan. The Class 1 says the investment will fund $22.7 million to maintain railroad...
national-safety-council-recognizes-tkda’s-3-million-work-hours-without-injury
National Safety Council recognized TKDA for completing more than 3 million work hours without an occupational injury or illness resulting in days away from work. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that nationwide, on-the-job...
union-pacific-plants-to-invest--million-in-louisiana-infrastructure
Union Pacific (UP) is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $79 million infrastructure investment in Louisiana this year.   UP's investment plan funds a range of initiatives: $58 million to maintain railroad track and $18 million...
nrc-auction-raises-more-than-58k-for-safety-and-training-programs
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) sold $1.25 million worth of equipment at its annual auction on April 6. Proceeds will help fund safety programs provided by the association. The NRC's 14th Annual Railroad...
lirr-publishes-feis-of-expansion-project
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a proposed Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project has been issued following more than a year of data collection, analysis and public outreach.   New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...

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