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PTC relief on the way?
The U.S. railroad industry has been scrambling since 2008 to meet the requirements of an unfunded federal government mandate—namely, having Positive Train Control installed and fully operational by Dec. 31,…
NJ Transit awarded $147-million FTA storm relief grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit $147,086,000 through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm…
Metrolink begins PTC revenue service demonstration along San Bernardino Line
Metrolink reached a critical milestone March 2, 2015, by launching Positive Train Control (PTC) in revenue service demonstration (RSD) along the its San Bernardino Line between Los Angeles and San…
MassDOT Board names DePaola interim MBTA GM
The Massachusetts Department of Transporations(MassDOT) Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as highway administrator and MassDOT's chief operating officer, interim general manager of the Massachusetts…
Metrolink service resumes on Ventura County Line
In southern California, full Metrolink service on the agency's Ventura County Line resumed Feb. 25 after a vehicle on the tracks was struck the morning of Feb. 24. 24 by…
LIRR finalizes Hicksville Station design; includes East Side Access work
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has finalized the design for the new station in Hicksville, a $120-million investment meant to revitalize the region's busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and…
Sound Transit completes new Tukwila Sounder Station
On Feb. 18, Sound Transit completed the permanent Tukwila rail station.
Metrolinx issues construction tender for expansion of Stouffville GO Line
Metrolinx in Toronto, ON, Canada, issued a construction tender to build a second track on a five-kilometer (three-mile) section of GO Transit's Stouffville corridor to bring better transit to residents…
Denver Transit Partners Eagle P3 project qualifies for OSHA VPP
Denver Transit Partners' work for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as qualifying for the Star…
UIUC’s RailTEC receives federal grant to develop transit system track components
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received a $2.4-million, two-year grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
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