The Amtrak panel appointed to find solutions to rail congestion in the Chicago Gateway recommends co-located dispatchers, improved operating practices and projects to prevent $800 billion in impacts from rail gridlock.
Should Hurricane Joaquin or its remnants track up the east coast, Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fortification itiative that came into play following the damage Superstorm Sandy wrecked to the system will be put to the test.
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) is seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a proposed rule that would require public transportation agencies to monitor and manage their capital assets to achieve and maintain a state of good repair.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) system by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Jackson County and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) reached a cooperative agreement that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor in Missouri from Union Pacific.
Canadian Pacific has acquired Steelcare Inc., Canada's largest steel transload facility, which is located in Hamilton, Ontario.
In the very near future, Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) Nine Mile Station near I-225 and Parker Road in Aurora, will no longer be an end-of-line station for the light-rail system.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently unveiled its Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), which will serve as the single point of contact and coordination for states, municipalities and project sponsors looking to utilize federal transportation expertise, apply for federal transportation credit programs and explore ways to access private capital in public-private partnerships.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding grants totaling $5.9 million to provide hazardous materials training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grants will go to three non-profit organizations that will provide training for incidents involving shipments of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail.