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LaHood's blog reiterates administration's commitment to HSR
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reemphasized President Obama's focus on high-speed rail in the United States in his blog, Fast Lane.
Metrolink receives $3.7 million to enhance safety at busy crossing
The California Transportation Commission allocated $3.7 million to fund safety enhancements to one of Metrolink's busiest crossings, the Broadway/Brazil crossing in Glendale, Calif.
FTA's Rogoff, Florida officials highlight transit infrastructure investment
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff joined Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Alcee Hastings at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Tri-Rail Station at Dania Beach, Fla., to highlight the president's FY2013 budget…
TIFIA loan requests top $13 billion
The Department of Transportation received 26 TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) letters of interest exceeding $13 billion. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that the overwhelming demand for…
Illinois officials come out against transportation bill
On Monday, Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Robert Dold (R-IL), Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool, Metra Executive Director/CEO Alex Clifford, RTA Executive Director Joseph Costello, Illinois Chamber of Commerce…
Honolulu Rail Transit could be big winner in Obama budget
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono and U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa released a statement saying the Obama Administration requested $250 million for the…
USDOT proposed budget set at $74 billion
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today praised President Obama's $74 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation saying the funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and…
Sliding along the rails
Suppliers are improving wheel/rail lubrication programs with new formulations and improved modes to deliver friction modifiers on the rails for a smooth ride. Wheel/rail friction modifiers have been updated and…
Where will the money go in 2012?
Freight railroads gear up for a record year of capital spending estimated to reach the $13 billion mark. Class 1 railroad budgets are gearing up for another robust year and…
No award needed for safety
There is one thing I’ve learned most about railroads whether I’ve worked on the supply side or the publishing side of this industry: safety is a priority. These words rang…
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