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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board approved funds in the amount of $6 million for improvements to a railroad crossing at Doran Street, in Glendale, which is said to be the riskiest crossing on the Metrolink line. According to the LA Times, Metrolink says ...
The Indiana Department of Transportation is soliciting public participation and involvement in development of an updated Indiana State Rail Plan. Surveys are being sent to railroads, businesses and other groups that depend upon rail transportation. INDOT also wants to hear from rail users and ot ...
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has released the Ohio Grade Crossing Statistics Report 2010. The annual report details the PUCO's role in highway-rail grade crossing safety and provides current and historical crossing data. "Rail crossing safety is a top priority for the P ...
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) reiterates that an integrated approach is essential to effective vegetation management, including the use of the herbicide glyphosate. According to the railroad, this is an issue of safety. Both the Alaska Railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration ( ...
Representatives from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority will work together to explore rail connections between North and East Texas. DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas and Jeff Austin, chairman of the North East Texas Regional Mobilit ...
Washington state regulators approved funds to improve safety at three railroad crossings in Mason County, as well as a crossing in Columbia County. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) approved more than $15,000 to Simpson Timber Co. from the Grade Crossing Prot ...
Completion of a decade-long, $1.6 million match project to stabilize and improve a historic Missouri Pacific Railroad station - and make it more accessible for passengers with disabilities - is being celebrated by Amtrak and Sedalia Downtown Development Inc. (SDDI), with Septagon Construction an ...
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RailComm

RailComm has provided a wireless remote control derail system at Amtrak's Maintenance Facility in Los Angeles, Calif. Two customized local control panels, located within the maintenance building, provide wireless remote control to the derails. The panels include a keypad for advanced security and lo ...
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and Rail Subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced at a Congressional hearing that they are preparing legislation they believe will speed up development of high-speed rail and reduce high taxpayer subsidization ...
The Obama administration suggests scaling back by 10,000 miles a federal mandate that positive train control be installed on some 140,000 miles of freight and passenger track no later than December 31, 2015. The 10,000 miles represents track over which freight railroads say neither passengers no ...
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