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Transport Canada proposes new grade crossing regulations
Transport Canada has proposed grade crossings regulations that would establish new safety standards for federally-regulated grade crossings.
PATH lays out plan for PTC work
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. (PATH) says it is on track to meet the federal government's December 2015 deadline for implementing positive train control (PTC) with work to begin on February…
UP plans $3.9 billion capital program; Fritz named president and COO
Union Pacific's Board of Directors approved its 2014 capital spending plan of approximately $3.9 billion, up about $300 million versus 2013, driven primarily by the acquisition of 200 locomotives compared…
CTA awards station rehab contract
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board of Directors awarded a $25.6-million design/build contract to F. H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen and Associates, LLC, for the rehabilitation of the Damen, Western and…
BNSF plans whopping $5 billion capital program
BNSF has planned a capital commitment plan of approximately $5 billion for 2014, approximately a $1 billion increase over its 2013 capital spend.
TriMet's WES celebrates fifth anniversary
In Portland, Ore., TriMet's WES Commuter Rail celebrated its fifth anniversary with more people climbing on board than ever before. Since the line opened on February 2, 2009, riders have…
Connecticut plans New Haven Line power upgrade to prevent future failures
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will undertake a $10-million project to upgrade the power supply for Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line beginning on February 3. The project will prevent…
Chicago RTA plans $100-million in state of good repair projects
The Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors recently authorized issuance of up to $100 million of 30-year general obligation RTA bonds to finance multiple state of good repair…
FCC proposes streamlined tribal review process for PTC antennas
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed an alternative process for 565 federally recognized Native American tribes to review positive train control (PTC) antennas in a public notice posted on…
RailComm provides Forth Worth rail yard with its Blue Flag Indicator System
A North American railroad yard in Fort Worth, Texas, has upgraded their current Domain Operations Controller System to include RailComm's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System within their facility.
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