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WMATA to return Red Line to automatic train operation
Following years of signal upgrades, independent testing and the closure of key National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations, Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority will return the Red Line to automatic…
NYCT's FASTRACK returns to Manhattan and Queens
On March 30, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program returns to the E, F, M and R lines in Manhattan and Queens.
MBTA suspends weekend service on Fitchburg Line to perform track upgrades
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) plans to suspend weekend service on the Fitchburg Line from April 25 until November 22.
RailComm to install yard control system in Mississippi
RailComm says a North American Class 1 railroad with a large switching yard located in Mississippi has chosen the company to install a yard control system.
Uncertainty clouds key rail bills in Senate
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
RAILS Act would help fund rail safety technologies for five years
Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3) and Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) introduced the Reassuring Adequate Investment in Lifesaving Systems (RAILS) Act, which reauthorizes the Rail Safety Technology Grant program to improve the safety…
Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail…
Rep. Maloney calls on FRA to perform deep dive examination of crossings
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to do a "Deep Dive" examination into measures to reduce collisions and deaths following what he called "a…
Indiana yard cutover of new interlocking is complete
RailComm has completed cutover of a completely new switch interlocking at a North American Class 1 yard located in Indiana. Each switch machine or crossover in the interlocking can be…
PTC relief on the way?
The U.S. railroad industry has been scrambling since 2008 to meet the requirements of an unfunded federal government mandate—namely, having Positive Train Control installed and fully operational by Dec. 31,…
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