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Another PTC extension bill enters the fray
Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced their version of a Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill that joins a similar effort introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt…
FRA awards eight grants totaling $21.2 million
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in grade-crossing safety, Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation and passenger rail.
Metra implements close call reporting system
Chicago's Metra has created the "Confidential Close Call Reporting System," which is designed to proactively address safety issues and create a more positive safety culture.
BART affirms safety is top priority following NTSB report
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) reiterated its commitment to employee safety following the issuance of the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) final report regarding an October 2013 accident in…
Federal grant to help Amtrak install PTC in New York
New York has received a $3-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the Intercity Passenger Rail Grade Crossing Improvements, Positive Train Control Implementation and Passenger Rail Corridor…
Metra plans tie, switch projects on Milwaukee District Lines; readies Englewood Flyover for expansion
Chicagoland's Metra will perform tie replacement and switch replacement along its Milwaukee District Lines this spring.
FTA’s McMillan: Long-term transportation funding will stop filling potholes
U.S. Department of Transportation's Acting Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan, along with transportation infrastructure supporters across the country, highlighted the need for long-term transportation funding to support a robust and…
Genova named RTD interim GM
The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) Board of Directors named David Genova interim general manager, succeeding Phillip Washington, who will resign April 15 to assume the helm of the…
"Stand Up For Transportation Day" aims to spur support of federal transportation funding
Stand Up for Transportation Day, April 9, is an effort headed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that aims to galvanize support of federal funding of America's public transportation,…
MBTA special panel calls for Fiscal Control Board to help fix "management failures"
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's special panel tasked with reviewing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) functions and practices outlined a plan of action to reform and improve the authority. The…
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