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Tom Harding to lead Metrom Rail's engineering operations as VP of engineering
Metrom Rail hired Tom Harding as vice president of engineering. Harding will lead the company's engineering operations and expand its product development capabilities.
ICC approves five-year plan for rail crossing safety and improvements
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has approved the five-year plan for the Crossing Safety Improvements Program at grade crossings and highway-rail grade separations across the state.
Trio of senators call for Amtrak funding following derailments
Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.
Michael Baker hires Ted Coffey as VP to oversee East Coast railroad and transit operations
Michael Baker International hired Ted Coffey as vice president and deputy national market lead in the railroad and transit practice. In this role, Coffey will oversee Michael Baker's East Coast…
Canada commits to funding GO RER with CA$1.8 billion
The government of Canada will provide CA$1.8 billion (US$1.35 billion) to the GO Transit Regional Express rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.
Sec. Chao: Regulations, not funding are holding up infrastructure advancement
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the administration's forthcoming infrastructure proposal will cover more than infrastructure and reiterated the belief that regulatory red tape, not funding, is responsible for…
SEPTA Releases Proposed FY 2018 Capital Budget
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will advance initiatives to renew critical infrastructure, replace aging portions of its fleet, expand capacity for growing ridership and make technology improvements under its proposed…
Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding
Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class."
FRA publishes quarterly PTC status update
The Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts USDOT funds; TIGER, Amtrak long distance train funding gone
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2017 budget, which includes reducing funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long distance train funding, as well as popular transportation…
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