Latest Rail News
The Federal Railroad Administration published its final rule regarding concrete crossties. A portion of the rule as published in the Federal Register reads: "FRA is amending the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over track constructed with ...
The Association of American Railroads called on Congress to continue supporting grade crossing safety programs, tax credits that help short line railroads remain competitive and policies that encourage public-private partnerships for rail infrastructure as it considers reauthorization of the Safe, A ...
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature granting Union Pacific a locomotive fuel tax deduction. This legislation paves the way for UP to begin construction of an all new rail facility near Santa Teresa, N.M. in June 2011. Construc ...
The Patrick-Murray Administration has submitted a formal application for $98.4 million in federal high-speed and intercity passenger rail funds for the replacement of a critical rail bridge in Haverhill, Mass., serving Amtrak "Downeaster" service between Boston and Portland, Maine and ...
American Public Transportation Association issued a legislative alert: Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and the Obama Administration are attempting to forge a compromise on final spending levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. The current Continuing Reso ...
Hampton Roads Transit has put its study of light rail in Virginia Beach on indefinite hold, one month before it was set to release preliminary costs and ridership estimates for an extension from Norfolk to the Oceanfront. HRT issued a stop-work notice to its consultant late last week af ...
Washington state applied for approximately $120 million in federal high-speed-rail stimulus money, part of $2.4 billion returned by Florida. The Washington State Department of Transportation will use the money to continue improving and expanding Amtrak Cascades service between Portland, Ore., and Va ...
Connecticut has submitted an application for $227 million in federal funding to complete the third phase of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield high-speed intercity passenger rail project. The Connecticut Department of Transportation submitted its application April 4, to the Federal Railroad Adm ...
Amtrak is applying for nearly $1.3 billion in recently available high-speed and intercity passenger rail federal funding to move forward with a series of infrastructure improvements -- including the Gateway Project --as critical first steps to bring next-generation high-speed rail to the Northea ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority began testing a train car the morning of April 4 along a portion of the new Expo light rail line. The Expo Line is nearing completion of construction between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City and will run primarily along Exposition Bouleva ...
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