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WMATA to perform additional work to enhance safety
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) may include additional weekend closures in the SafeTrack schedule to address issues identified following the East Falls Church derailment and updated steps taken to…
FTA issues Track Integrity Investigation Report, issues Safety Directive on WMATA rail
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a Track Integrity Investigation Report and issued a Safety Directive aimed at improving the safety of the Washington Metropolitan Area…
Three states see Southwest Chief renovations
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman visited Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico last week, along the Southwest Chief route, showing his appreciation of local, state and federal partners for their…
MTA steps up subway clean up efforts
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is adopting a new initiative to reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks.
Bad ties look to be the cause of WMATA derailment
A preliminary investigation by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) into a derailment on Friday, July 29, found deteriorated crossties to be a factor.
PennDOT opens application process for freight grant program
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways opened the application period for the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the 2016 Rail Freight Assistance…
TIGER VIII: Rail projects receive more than $135 million
Twelve rail projects totaling $135.3 million have been awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
TIGER VIII: Rail projects receive $80.7 million
Elected officials have begun releasing information about projects awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
FTA issues final TAM rule
A final rule by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires the administration's grantees to develop management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment and other infrastructure.
Wiedefeld proposes permanent early close schedule for WMATA rail system
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld is proposing a reduction in the number of operational hours of the Metrorail system for…
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