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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…
Denver Eagle P3 B Line takes flight
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) on July 25, 2016 officially completed and opened the Denver Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project B Line. The electrified six-mile line links Denver's Downtown…
MBTA Board approves Red Line winter resiliency contract
A contract worth $18.5-million for the second round of winter resiliency work was approved by the Massachusetts Bay transportation Authority (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB).
MTA NYCT to close Canarsie Tunnel for 18 months
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is opting for a full 18-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel, versus a three-year partial shutdown, to rebuild the tunnel, which…
Shortline tax credit gains 2,000th co-sponsor since 2004
The Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation Act, also referred to as 45G, reached a significant milestone this week when it gained its 2,000th co-sponsor since its first introduction in 2004.
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