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VRE completes Spotsylvania third track project
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service began May 17 along a new third track built on CSX's right-of-way from the VRE Crossroads Yard to Hamilton.
Metra resumes BNSF extension plans; seeks $3M for PTC
Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work…
NTSB shines spotlight on PTC following Amtrak 188 meeting
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed human error as the probable cause for the May 2015 Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, but said better windows would have lessened the severity…
Amtrak 188 anniversary: FRA calls for safety measures; NTSB sets meeting date for probable cause
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the following statement from Administrator Sarah Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of…
FTA to WMATA: Here are the three priority locations for improvements
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sent a letter to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) calling for immediate repairs to three locations FTA deemed high risks for smoke and fire…
Simplified Green Line Extension plan approved by MassDOT, MBTA FMCB
The planned Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) has been approved to proceed in a simplified version following months of project re-evaluation.
Caltrain Modernization Program secures additional funds
Caltrain's Modernization Program received an additional $211 million investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors on May 5, 2016.
BART makes case for modernizing train control systems
Less crowding and fewer equipment-related delays are important goals of Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) "Big 3" capital improvement projects. The new train cars, an expanded facility to maintain the…
CHSRA acquires radio spectrum required for train communications
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received final approval to acquire exclusive rights to the radio spectrum needed to operate future communications systems for its trains.
Progress Rail acquires Inspired Systems
Progress Rail Services Corp., has acquired Inspired Systems Pty Ltd; a move that will expand its rail signaling offerings, according to the company.
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