Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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A blanket three-year extension to the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline has passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation also gives railroads the option to seek a waiver granting an additional two years to install PTC.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the draft National Freight Strategic Plan that offers specific policy proposals and solutions to address the challenges of moving freight in the U.S.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Yellow Line service will resume Friday, October 30, following an embankment collapse this past May.

Amtrak, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority revealed a set of initiatives on Friday aimed at advancing the master plan to redevelop Chicago's Union Station.

The SEDA – Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) Joint Rail Authority (JRA), its private operator, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, and Graymont, a lime and limestone product supplier, are partnering on a rail project aimed at moving material that helps reduce power plan emissions.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS-1) joined representatives from Landoll Corporation and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance and Suppliers Association (REMSA) on Oct. 13 for a tour of Landoll's Marysville facility and to discuss policy priorities for the Kansas business.

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