Latest Rail News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement today regarding the $2.4 billion available for High-Speed Rail: "Today, we are another step closer to delivering an innovative, national transportation network that brings new jobs and economic opportunity to ...
Executive staff from Caltrain's three member agencies and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission reached agreement on a tentative financial plan that, if approved, would significantly reduce the agency's projected Fiscal Year 2012 operating deficit and allow considerably more service than an ...
RailComm's Track Warrant Control System is now being utilized at the Vermont Rail System. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system can be accessed through a web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery. SaaS provides a "pay-as-you-go" model ...
Faster, easier access to more information will improve commuting experience. Sound Transit in Seattle, Wash., has launched a new website with features that make it easier for people to take advantage of bus and train service throughout the region. In addition to a clean, intui ...
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 ...
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