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Operation Lifesaver notes reductions in 2011 U.S. crossing collisions
Sustained public education efforts, engineering improvements and law enforcement programs have contributed to a nationwide reduction in vehicle-train collisions and pedestrian-train deaths and injuries in 2011, according to Operation Lifesaver,…
Denver RTD recommends ‘hybrid’ approach for FasTracks Northwest plan
The Regional Transportation District in Denver, Colo., staff made its recommendation to the RTD Board of Directors to keep the Northwest Rail Line to Longmont in the FasTracks plan, but…
U.S. Mayors press for passage of bipartisan transportation bill
The nation's mayors renewed their call for enactment of job-creating bipartisan transportation legislation now pending in Congress.
NTSB issues safety recommendations regarding storm water drainage to US DOT
The National Transportation Safety Board made safety recommendations regarding storm water issues that push for greater collaboration between entities affected by these issues. The following recommendation was sent to the…
Fry named curator of Barriger National Railroad Library
Nicholas Fry was named curator of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, the sixth archivist/curator since the creation of the Barriger collections at the St. Louis Mercantile Library…
KONE awarded escalator at Washington, D.C. Union Station
KONE has been chosen by Jones Lang LaSalle and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) to supply 18 new escalators in Washington, D.C.'s historic Union Station. The escalator modernization project…
Caltrain celebrates renovations and improvements at two stations
San Francisco-area Caltrain and its partners celebrated the completion of a $61 million station improvement project that will allow it to offer more service now and in the future.
Chicago mass transit may get funding boost from proposed gas tax hike
Riders for Better Transit joined with transit riders and advocates from across the Chicago region to propose Transit Fast Forward (SB 3236), state legislation that the group says would improve…
Houston METRO ridership continues climb
Houton, Texas-area METRO's ridership is on the rise for a sixth consecutive month, recording a 5.2 percent increase to 6,357,131 boardings in January 2012 compared to 6,043,280 in January 2011.
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.
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