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CTC pulls, delays more than $175 million in rail project funds
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending…
VRE completes Spotsylvania third track project
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service began May 17 along a new third track built on CSX's right-of-way from the VRE Crossroads Yard to Hamilton.
FRA, CHSRA revise grant agreement
The Federal Railroad Administration and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) updated an existing 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant agreement.
NTSB shines spotlight on PTC following Amtrak 188 meeting
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed human error as the probable cause for the May 2015 Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, but said better windows would have lessened the severity…
Gov. Cuomo approves plan to partially preserve Adirondack rail line
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a $23-million plan that will essentially split a 119-mile travel corridor into a scenic railway south of Tupper Lake and a multi-use trail north…
NTSB: Loss of situational awareness caused Amtrak 188 derailment
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted 3-1 to determine the probable cause of the May 12, 2015 Amtrak 188 derailment in Philadelphia to be the locomotive engineer's loss of…
Hyperloop One marks successful test in Nevada
Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Technologies, officially changed its name to coincide with the company's successful propulsion open-air test of the high-speed transportation concept.
Environmental review sprouts for northern section of CAHSR project
Both the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its federal partner, the Federal Railroad Administration, initiated the environmental review process for the project's northern section: the 51-mile line between San Francisco…
RailWorks hosts elected officials for tour of Minnesota facility
On May 6, Minnesota State Representative Jon Koznick and Lynda Boudreau, staff for U.S. Representative John Kline, joined GoRail and National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) shared member company…
Event highlights $10M TIGER grant to extend Vermont passenger rail
An event held in Burlington, Vt., placed the spotlight on a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) that will be used to extend passenger rail from New York…
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