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GAO calls for additional oversight; AAR calls for deadline extension regarding PTC
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing the process of Positive Train Control implementation. Bottom line: Most railroads will not meet the deadline.
TriMet opens MAX Orange Line
State and federal officials along with project partners celebrated the opening of TriMet's MAX Orange Line on Sept. 12 with an Inaugural Ride as part of the daylong festivities.
RTD begins A Line testing
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners, began testing trains along the East Rail A Line on Sept. 11 and 12.
MTA’s Prendergast: Time to end games and rebuild transit network
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast is pointing to a Sept. 10 derailment to highlight the need for additional funds to keep the system…
CTA adds signal project to Brown Line modernization project
The Chicago Transit Board approved a contract to begin design work on the Ravenswood Loop Connector Signal Project to replace a 40-year-old signal system on tracks serving the Brown and…
Grade crossing safety improvements made in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Kernersville, N.C.
PATCO to enter final stages of Ben Franklin Bridge rehab
Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) will begin the final stages of its 18-month effort to completely rehabilitate the Ben Franklin Bridge.
NJ Transit to receive additional $71 million for Sandy recovery efforts
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award New Jersey Transit $71 million in Sandy recovery funds to support important repair and resiliency projects.
UIUC opens RAIL to advance better track designs
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
SEPTA West Trenton passenger service to separate from CSX freight operations
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) will finalize separation of its West Trenton Regional Rail Line from a CSX freight line.
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