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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…
All Aboard Florida picks Fort Lauderdale Station location
All Aboard Florida passenger line plans to develop its Fort Lauderdale station on parcels of land adjacent to the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) corridor on NW 2nd Avenue, between…
Metrolink receives OTA grant to promote public safety campaign
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded a $61,325-grant to Metrolink for a year-long Public Safety Awareness on Railroads campaign.
BRIDGE Act introduced to leverage private transportation investment
A bipartisan coalition of 10 senators introduced legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation's…
Sen. Schumer mediates plan to improve East River Tunnels
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says that Amtrak has developed a plan to greatly and quickly improve the conditions of the East River Tunnels used by every Long Island Rail…
Disputed proposal may send BART, unions back to negotiations
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials are requesting a return to the negotiating table after it was discovered a provision was included in its recent labor contract that the district…
MassDOT begins rehabilitation efforts needed for South Coast Rail
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) began construction to rehabilitate the Fall River and New Bedford railroad lines, a necessary step toward providing South Coast Rail service.
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