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MTA receives first reimbursement for Sandy-related repairs
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has received more than $886 million in federal aid to help cover costs associated with repairs from Superstorm Sandy, primarily in the Montague, Greenpoint…
NYCT to begin next found of repairs to Flushing Line in February
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will begin the latest round of ongoing work to modernize, improve and fortify NYCT's Flushing 7 Line in February.
KCS State of the Railroad: Starling outlines m/w accomplishments and future projects
Kansas City Southern's President and CEO David Starling issued his annual State of the Railroad letter sharing KCS' "successes and tremendous potential."
Eglinton Crosstown RFP issued to two pre-qualified consortia
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued a request for proposals for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project to the consortia pre-qualified to deliver the balance of the Crosstown project, an integrated system…
Sens. Schumer and Blumenthal want cameras inside and outside of cabs
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to immediately begin requiring critical safety monitoring systems that consist of inward and outward facing…
RailComm provides Yard Control System to Wisconsin yard
RailComm has provided a yard control system to a yard in Stevens Point, Wis. The yard is now able to wirelessly control 15 switches using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®)…
APTA's Melaniphy: Congress needs to fund Positive Train Control implementation
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Michael Melaniphy reiterated the commuter rail industry's commitment to Positive Train Control (PTC) installation but said Congress needs to help cover PTC…
Rep. Maloney introduces legislation to help passenger railroads fund PTC investment
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) introduced the Commuter Rail Passenger Safety Act, to help commuter rail lines, such as Metro-North, fund and implement positive train control (PTC) systems.
NCDOT performs crossing improvements at two locations, plans meeting to discuss crossing closure
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at intersections in Monroe and West End and has scheduled a meeting to discuss crossing closure.
Siemens, Bombardier awarded contract for PTC work on LIRR and Metro-North Railroad
Siemens Rail Automation, in a consortium with Bombardier Transportation, has been awarded a contract, not to exceed $428 million including all phases and options, by the New York Metropolitan Transportation…
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