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President Obama signs H.R. 3819; PTC extension now official
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3819 the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015" on Oct. 29.
Add another $60M in rail related projects that will benefit from TIGER awards
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released official information surrounding the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2015 program, which will provide $500 million for 39 transportation projects in 34…
Senate committee approves Feinberg as FRA administrator
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved Sarah Feinberg to be administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration by a 19-1 vote.
Congress passes three-year PTC deadline extension
A blanket three-year extension to the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline has passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation also gives railroads the option…
Caltrain to replace San Francisco bridge
Caltrain will be removing the existing Quint Street Bridge and replacing it with a new berm. The current 100-year-old bridge, deemed structurally deficient, does not meet existing seismic safety standards…
Rail projects to receive more than $170 million in TIGER grants (so far)
Elected officials sounded their victory horns as the notification process of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) VII awards began.
Montreal’s STM proposes three-year, US$2.1 billion capital program
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) proposed a three-year capital expenditures program (PTI) valued at more than CA$2.8 billion (US$2.1 billion). The plan outlines spending between 2016 - 2018…
RTD rail service to Denver airport to begin April 2016
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) received notice from Denver Transit Partners that the University of Colorado A Line commuter rail service from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport (DIA)…
VRE says service suspension imminent without PTC extension
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) gave notice that it will be forced to suspend some, if not all, of its commuter rail service in Virginia and Washington, D.C., after December…
Trio of Illinois Congressmen urge passing of PTC extension
On Oct. 21, U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee, Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and…
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