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FHWA, FTA take on workforce “cliff”
One of the transportation industry's greatest challenges is how can to attract, educate and retain a workforce that has both the skills and the numbers to keep the nation moving.
SEPTA ramps up Crum Creek Viaduct work
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will halt train service between Elwyn and Swarthmore Stations on the Media/Elwyn Line June 18-19 as work on the Crum Creek Viaduct project intensifies.
PATH plans PTC install, CBTC upgrade on 33rd Street line for August
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) plans to suspend weekend service on its 33rd Street line in Manhattan, N.Y., beginning in August to progress an upgrade to its signal system, including…
CH2M rehabilitating TRE timber trestle
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) awarded an engineering services contract to CH2M for the rehabilitation of the timber pile trestle span Trinity Railway Express (TRE) bridge over Inwood Road.
2016 annual grade crossing report
Whether they are made of concrete, wood, composite or rubber, grade-crossing surfaces are made to provide a smooth, safe surface for railroads and vehicles to traverse across.
Amtrak, Maryland Transit Administration invest in new Baltimore Penn Station backup generator system
Amtrak and the Maryland Transit Administration have invested $1.2 million in a new backup generator system at Baltimore Penn Station to ensure station readiness and reliability, as well as maintain…
WSDOT opens availability for loans, grants for freight rail improvement projects
Applications are now being accepted for Washington state-funded grants and loans for projects that improve freight rail services. Funds will be available in July 2017.
New York grants to rehab three bridges; 52 miles of track
New York state has awarded $16.3 million in grants through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program to projects that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will strengthen infrastructure, as well as…
Across the US communities seek $9.3 billion in TIGER funding
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585 applications from across the country totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding – over 18 times more than the…
DART Rail/Trinity Railway Express turns 20
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will celebrate 20 years in service this month. Notable milestones surrounding its 20 years includes more than 360 million passenger trips, 90 miles of rail,…
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