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APTA: Commuter rail industry makes progress implementing PTC
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says its members are making "significant progress" toward implementing positive train control (PTC) and are on schedule to meet the December 2018 deadline.
BRACE Act to make shortline tax credit permanent re-enters Senate
Legislation has been introduced into the U.S. Senate that would make permanent a tax credit used to repair and upgrade shortline and regional railroads.
Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT plans expand
Ottawa's planned Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project is expanding its scope with a proposal that would extend the project to the west, south and east. Stakeholders also explained a…
USDOT puts Caltrain grant on hold
A $647-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for Caltrain's Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) has been deferred until the Trump Administration develops a budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
PANYNJ Board approves largest capital plan in history
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a $32.3 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Feb. 16.
Moorman to Congress: "New era" of Amtrak investment required
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.
High-speed rail, Peninsula electrification make California wish list for federal funds
The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.
PANYNJ issues preliminary engineering RFP for LaGuardia AirTrain
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has issued a Request for Proposals for preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia…
Biloxi eyes closing six crossings in order to build two
Biloxi, Miss., is considering the closure of six out of the city's 29 crossings to accommodate road extensions and is working with CSX to identify the best options.
Union Pacific board approves $3.1 billion 2017 capital program
The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017.
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