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Wabtec signs contract to provide PTC Equipment/Services for Sound Transit
Wabtec Corporation signed a $34-million contract with Sound Transit, in the Seattle, Wash., region, to design, install, test and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system.
FRA launches in-depth safety assessment of Metro-North
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched a 60-day safety assessment of Metro-North Railroad in response a December 1 derailment in the Bronx. Operation Deep Dive, beginning December 16, 2013, will…
Metrolink's Perris Valley Line extension receives federal money
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will dole out $75 million in federal grant funds to extend the Metrolink 91 passenger rail line from Riverside to Perris, Calif.
MTA set to greet Old Man Winter
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT), Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing for the arrival of winter…
Metro-North answers state and federal directive with immediate safety improvements
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed by New York…
Sens. Schumer and Blumenthal want cameras inside and outside of cabs
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to immediately begin requiring critical safety monitoring systems that consist of inward and outward facing…
APTA's Melaniphy: Congress needs to fund Positive Train Control implementation
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Michael Melaniphy reiterated the commuter rail industry's commitment to Positive Train Control (PTC) installation but said Congress needs to help cover PTC…
Rep. Maloney introduces legislation to help passenger railroads fund PTC investment
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) introduced the Commuter Rail Passenger Safety Act, to help commuter rail lines, such as Metro-North, fund and implement positive train control (PTC) systems.
Rebuilding effort continues as service returns to Metro-North Hudson Line
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad resumed more than 98 percent of its regular Hudson Line service December 4, following last weekend's derailment.
Caltrans and Amtrak California set ridership record
In 2012-2013, Amtrak California carried a record 3.9 million passengers on its Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin rail lines. Over the past 10 years, ridership on the Pacific Surfliner and…
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