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The Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard testimony April 7 from a wide array of transportation stakeholders regarding their priorities for streamlining and improving programs, and reducing unnecessary regulatory burden ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Safety Advisory to remind freight railroad operators and their employees about hazards associated with switching operations. FRA's Safety Advisory addresses the need to follow federal regulations and railroad operating rules that govern ...
March marked 17 consecutive months of year-over-year ridership growth for Amtrak, was the best March ever for the company and puts Amtrak on track to set another annual ridership record. "Our ridership has grown more than 36 percent since 2000, and I expect that trend to continue ...
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 ...
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