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Illinois democrats rally behind funding for commuter lines implementation of PTC
A trio of Illinois democrats gathered at Metra's LaSalle Street Station in Chicago to call on Congress to help fund implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) for commuter rails.
Study says second train between St. Paul and Chicago would work
A study looking at the feasibility of an additional daily passenger train between Minneapolis, St. Paul or St. Cloud to Chicago produced promising results.
TTC completes Toronto Union Station renovation project
Federal and provincial officials joined members of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to mark the completion a CA$137.5 million (US$108.8 million) renovation project to Toronto's Union Station.
ABR launches U.S. high-speed division
American Business Research, Inc. (ABR), launched the High Speed Railway Division it says to bring its years of experience developing high-speed railroads to the United States.
STV awarded CHSRA environmental and engineering documents contract
STV was awarded a contract with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to prepare environmental and engineering documents for the Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim project…
Caltrans transfers management of intercity San Joaquin, Surfliner routes
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) transferred the management of intercity rail services for the San Joaquin and Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) (Pacific Surfliner) corridors…
FRA and Google team up on grade crossing safety
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
FRA prepared to levy penalties for non-PTC compliance
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24…
Metrolink has PTC in Revenue Service Demonstration across network
Metrolink says Positive Train Control (PTC) is in Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) across its entire 341-mile network earlier this month, making it the first railroad in the nation to have…
Gov. Baker pledges funding for Springfield Union Station redevelopment
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito have committed the remaining funds necessary to reach the total goal required to complete the redevelopment of Union Station in Springfield,…
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