For four consecutive weeknights hundreds of New York Metropolitan Transit Authority workers labored through the late night and early morning hours cleaning, inspecting, repairing and replacing subway infrastructure on a nearly seven-mile segment of the Lexington Avenue Line.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Transportation revealed a pilot program to expedite environmental review of Northeast Corridor high-speed passenger rail projects. The statement below is from Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman:
Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc., based in Chicago, has developed a terminal to ship crude oil on the Panhandle Northern Railway, which operates on 31 miles of track between the towns of Panhandle and Borger, Texas.
RailComm upgraded its existing yard system at BNSF Corwith's mechanical facility in Chicago, Ill. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller System is used to remotely control derails.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued two safety recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration related to five rear-end collisions in which crewmembers failed to operate their trains at the required restricted speed.
After re-evaluating route options for the Central Valley to Los Angeles Basin segment of California's high-speed rail system, the California High-Speed Rail Authority's Board decided to continue to move forward with a proposed route through Palmdale.