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Trio of senators call for Amtrak funding following derailments
Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.
Industry-Railway Suppliers hosts Rep. Quigley for tour, public policy discussion
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) joined representatives from the Illinois rail industry for a public policy discussion and a tour of Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc., (IRS) at its Elmhurst, Ill., headquarters on…
Metra launches 2017 construction program
Chicago's Metra and its railroad partners announced plans to begin $216 million worth of infrastructure investments in 2017.
Amtrak to review maintenance practices following Penn Station derailments
Amtrak has completed repairs to tracks at New York Penn Station following two derailments in the past month and the railroad's CEO has pledged a review of its maintenance practices…
FRA opts for four single train tunnels to replace B&P Tunnel in ROD
Four new one-track tunnels should be bored to replace the existing Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel according to a Record of Decision (ROD) issued by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)…
Sec. Chao: Regulations, not funding are holding up infrastructure advancement
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the administration's forthcoming infrastructure proposal will cover more than infrastructure and reiterated the belief that regulatory red tape, not funding, is responsible for…
APTA calls for full project funding of "vital" transit
The American Public Transportation Association called on the Trump Administration to fully fund the FAST Act for fiscal 2017 and 2018 and public transit must be part of the administration's…
Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding
Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class."
IO, Metrolinx issue RFQ for Lakeshore East project
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project.
LACMTA Board proceeds with environmental study to allow trains dual entry at Union Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors is moving forward with an environmental study that will look into building run through tracks at Union Station.
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