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FRA issues safety advisory to prevent speeding passenger trains
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a safety advisory recommending actions that passenger railroads take to prevent trains from speeding. The advisory is the latest in a series of steps…
Mobile app giving first responders real-time dangerous goods info continues roll out
AskRail™, the mobile application developed as an added safety tool for first responders, continued its industry-wide roll out with a demonstration at BNSF's Chicago (Corwith) Intermodal Facility on June 8.
Railway Interchange exhibits sell out
Railway Interchange 2015 host associations say they are gearing up for the biggest event to-date. With four months to go before the event, indoor and outdoor exhibition space is sold…
Jerome Marullo joins Simmons-Boardman Railway Division
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
USDOT: No policy change following release of technical reports on truck size and weight
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released a series of technical reports on truck size and weight for peer review and public comment as a step toward the completion of…
Maryland applies for Maglev funds as governor rides Japan’s system
In support of private-sector efforts to explore building high-speed rail in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan joined executives from the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and the Baltimore-Washington Rapid Rail…
Boardman says Amtrak committed to PTC in 2015
At a hearing concerning the May 12 accident of Amtrak 188 in Philadelphia, Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Boardman reiterated the railroad's commitment to implementation of Positive Train…
Feinberg nominated as FRA administrator
On May 29, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Sarah Feinberg as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Feinberg has been serving as acting administrator since January 9,…
Patch to transportation bill buys Congress two more months
A bill to extend current surface transportation funding at MAP-21 levels through July was approved by the Senate on Friday, May 22, and now awaits President Obama's signature.
FRA takes follow-up action to control train speeds on NEC
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an Emergency Order that will assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). FRA also intends to…
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