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Omnibus bill extends shortline tax credit, funds TIGER and safety grants
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a monster spending bill late last week, which will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016.
Amtrak Texas Eagle moves to TRE corridor
Amtrak has concluded negotiations and changed the route of the Texas Eagle train between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, to run on the Trinity Rail Express (TRE) corridor.
Chicago RTA 2016 budget to fund CTA, Metra improvements
Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors adopted the 2016 operating budgets, which will fund Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Metra improvements next year.
RTD nears completion of 64th Avenue grade separation
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver is nearing completion of its 64th Avenue Bridge between Pecos Street and Federal Boulevard. The bridge replaces a portion of the existing 64th…
Wabtec signs PTC contracts with Metra, Parsons Transportation Group
Wabtec Corporation signed contracts worth approximately $45 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for Chicago's Metra commuter rail system. The contracts are with…
CTC allocates more than $96 million for California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, that it says will support needed upkeep on California's aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays…
Metro-North details results of track work initiative
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad has detailed its latest results of a systemwide track reconstruction effort that has rebuilt miles of the railroad in the past two and a…
Officials dedicate Metrolink's 91/Perris Valley rail extension
A dedication ceremony for the 91/Perris Valley commuter rail extension from Riverside to Perris, Calif., was held Dec. 11.
Metro-North hires chief safety officer
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad named Justin Vonashek as the agency's new vice president of system safety, where he will oversee all efforts to ensure the safety of its…
House passes S. 808; next stop: the President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of…
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