Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Monday, 11 May 2015 11:16

SACRT light-rail extension goes hot

California's Sacramento Regional Transit District (SACRT) has activated high voltage wires above the light-rail tracks along the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light-rail extension currently under construction.

Union Pacific's week of infrastructure reveals continues with plans to perform $51.5 million in work on the railroad's Wyoming infrastructure.

Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

FAA, BNSF partner on use of drones

BNSF was one of three companies that will work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on a Pathfinder research partnership initiative to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will allow the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to issue bonds in order to fund implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).

The 20th Annual AAR Research Review was held March 31-April 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Hotel Elegante. The review brought approximately 550 attendees to the event, which had a theme of "Research Innovation for Current and Future Needs of North American Railways."

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced their version of a Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill that joins a similar effort introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) reiterated its commitment to employee safety following the issuance of the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) final report regarding an October 2013 accident in which two engineering employees were struck and killed.

The first railroad bridge to be built in more than a century connecting the U.S. and Mexico is expected to be operational by the second half of 2015.

U.S. Department of Transportation's Acting Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan, along with transportation infrastructure supporters across the country, highlighted the need for long-term transportation funding to support a robust and sustainable transportation system.

Stand Up for Transportation Day, April 9, is an effort headed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that aims to galvanize support of federal funding of America's public transportation, roads, bridges and rail systems.

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