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Rail projects to receive more than $170 million in TIGER grants (so far)
Elected officials sounded their victory horns as the notification process of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) VII awards began.
MTA working to fix and fortify Staten Island Railway’s St. George Interlocking
A major Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery project underway on the Staten Island Railway (SIR) will require five weekend closures between October 24 and…
VRE says service suspension imminent without PTC extension
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) gave notice that it will be forced to suspend some, if not all, of its commuter rail service in Virginia and Washington, D.C., after December…
Trio of Illinois Congressmen urge passing of PTC extension
On Oct. 21, U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee, Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and…
Norfolk Southern says no PIH commodities, no passenger service due to PTC deadline
Norfolk Southern said its rail operating subsidiaries will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, effective Dec. 1, 2015.
New York City, New York state and MTA reach agreement to fund largest capital investment in MTA history
New York state, New York City and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have reached an agreement on the remaining funding for the MTA Capital Program.
Bombardier’s Rail Control Division focused on North American expansion
Bombardier Transportation is further expanding its North American rail control presence with two new mass transit projects.
RTD readies I-225 Line for integration into current system
In the very near future, Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) Nine Mile Station near I-225 and Parker Road in Aurora, will no longer be an end-of-line station for the light-rail…
House T&I Committee introduces legislation for three-year PTC deadline extension
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced legislation to extend the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC).
Metra warns of service shutdown without PTC deadline extension
The Metra Board of Directors has formally called on Congress to extend the Dec. 31, 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control (PTC), agreeing with a staff analysis that in…
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