Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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A key project in the Gateway Program, the Portal North Bridge, is moving forward with a financial commitment from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) hosted Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Schenectady Oct. 19 to tour tracks and make the case for a $33-million grant for Positive Train Control (PTC).

A northern suburb of Chicago, Glenview, has rejected the findings of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to expand Amtrak's Hiawatha service between Milwaukee and Chicago.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will establish an Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) to serve as a critical resource for the department in framing federal policy for the continued development and deployment of automated transportation.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued a proclamation naming Oct. 17 to 23 Wisconsin Freight Rail Week in the state.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:17

Sec. Foxx tours CaHSRA rail project

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined local officials and workers for a tour and discussion of the California high-speed rail project.

Metra, which serves the Chicago suburban community with passenger rail service, has proposed a $1.06 billion budget for 2017, which includes increases in fares to pay for capital improvements.

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:19

Hoboken Terminal back at full service

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) opened additional tracks at Hoboken Terminal Oct. 17, enabling the full restoration of train service into the hub.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the preliminary report on the investigation of the New Jersey Transit accident at Hoboken Terminal that left one person dead and 110 injured.

The government of Canada has committed more than CA$55 million (US$41.5 million) to improve safety through its new Rail Safety Improvement Program.

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