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Rail shows largest improvement in ASCE infrastructure report card
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure" on Tuesday, March 19. The report is an assessment of 16 infrastructure categories in the…
PUCO approves upgrade of rail crossing in Lancaster
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Indiana & Ohio Railway to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates…
NTSB issues safety recommendations for signal maintenance
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued four recommendations addressing safety issues related to ongoing railroad accident investigations near Madison, Ill., and Niles, Mich., involving the use of jumper…
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
New broken rail detection system in operation on KCS de Mexico N line
The Kansas City Southern de Mexico Broken Rail Detection (BRD) system on its N line on the Toluca District became operational in December 2012. If a broken rail is detected,…
AAR: Railroads tell NTSB partial, not full, PTC implementation possible by 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) says that representatives from the nation's major freight railroads on Feb. 27 will tell the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that despite an unrelenting…
Obama renews call for infrastructure investment
President Obama resumed a push for infrastructure investment first outlined in his State of the Union speech. The plan outlines three main points to bring the nation's infrastructure into a…
RailComm to provide Track Warrant Control System to Mexican railroad
RailComm has been selected to provide its computerized Track Warrant Control System to Compañía de Ferrocarriles Chiapas Mayab railroad, located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
ConnDOT expedites crossing gate installation, PUCO approves four crossing upgrades
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) plans to expedite the installation of vehicle warning gates at the Long Ridge Road grade crossing in Redding, Conn.
NTSB to hold forum on Positive Train Control
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a public forum on Positive Train Control (PTC) on Feb. 27, 2013.
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