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USDOT report confirms significant backlog in infrastructure investment
A Congressionally-mandated report has found that U.S. infrastructure requires more investment to maintain existing systems, as well as tackle a significant backlog of repair work.
PANYNJ releases $32 billion 10-year capital plan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) released its draft 10-year capital plan, which addresses $32 billion worth of projects in New York and New Jersey.
MTA awards L.K. Comstock Queens Boulevard Line signaling contract
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) awarded a $223.3-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the Queens Boulevard Line signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).
Jacobs awarded NJ Transit microgrid project
New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has chosen Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., to carry out design and general engineering services for its NJ Transit microgrid project. ¬
Reading & Northern increases track speed between Reading and Port Clinton, Penn.
Reading & Northern Railroad has increased the track speed of its Main Line between Reading, Penn., and Port Clinton to 40 mph.
Illinois law doubles fines for grade-crossing warning scofflaws
Illinois will have the strictest penalties in the nation beginning Jan. 1, 2017 for vehicular offenses associated with attempting to cross railroad tracks after grade-crossing systems have activated.
PATH completes 33rd Street Line signal upgrades, PTC installation
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) completed signal and safety upgrades on the PATH 33rd Street line, which will return to normal service on Dec. 24.
NRC names recipients of Projects of the Year; Field Employee of the Year awards
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has named honorees for its 2016 special awards.
FTA issues WMATA traction power electrification system report and recommendations
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to correct issues with its traction power electrification (TPE) system following an investigation into the TPE condition.
GE Transportation advances ‚Äėsmart rail‚Äô push with Iders acquisition
GE Transportation (GE) has announced the company‚Äôs acquisition of Iders Incorporated, an electronic product design and manufacturing company catering to the rail industry. ¬
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