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FRA makes $25 million available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applications are due by June…
Metra meets on-time goal for 13th consecutive month
Chicago's Metra completed its 13th straight month of meeting or exceeding its on-time performance goal in March 2016, posting an on-time performance rate of 96.8 percent for the month. The…
Gov. Nathan Deal signs MARTA expansion legislation
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed S.B. 369, a bill that empowers the city of Atlanta to hold a fall ballot referendum asking voters to support a half-penny sales tax…
South Shore taps double-track dollars
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) Board of the Directors took another step toward expanding commuter access to Chicago with a $1.6-million matching grant to the Northern Indiana Commuter…
THUD allocates $56.5 billion to fund transportation
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed $56.5 billion legislation to fund its programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, including several allocations for rail.
J-Track LLC names Dorris VP/GM of new Central Division
J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice…
Parsons adds Abruzzo as rail bridge leader
Parsons has hired Joseph Abruzzo as its railroad bridge practice leader, where he will be responsible for directing the pursuit and execution of railroad bridge projects worldwide.
NYCT installs composite ties as part of Staten Island project
As Earth Day approaches and as part of recommendations from a blue-ribbon commission tasked with reducing the impact of public transit on the environment, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York…
MTA to expand sleep apnea screening of employees
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to expand its successful sleep apnea testing program for employees.
Wabtec lands NICTD PTC contract
Wabtec Corporation signed a contract to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).
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