Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:57

FRA, CHSRA revise grant agreement

The Federal Railroad Administration and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) updated an existing 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant agreement.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed human error as the probable cause for the May 2015 Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, but said better windows would have lessened the severity of injuries of the crash and Positive Train Control (PTC) would have prevented it.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted 3-1 to determine the probable cause of the May 12, 2015 Amtrak 188 derailment in Philadelphia to be the locomotive engineer's loss of situational awareness.

Tulsa is primed to expand shipping capacity as the Panama Canal expansion nears completion with newly renovated dock and rail facilities.

The Federal Railroad Administration, Pima County Arizona, the Port of Tucson and Union Pacific joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 12, celebrating the expansion of the port's rail infrastructure.

Greg Fox, who has served as executive vice president, Operations at BNSF since November 2010, plans to retire and Dave Freeman will step into the position on June 1.

Ant Watson has stepped down as chief executive officer of voestalpine Nortrak Inc, headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada, effective March 31, 2016.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad said it will enter into a contract with Ensco Inc. to design, build and deliver a track inspection.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final environmental document on the Southwest Light-Rail Project, marking a major step closer to realization of the $1.79 billion project.

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission approved $36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties.

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