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VIA Rail teams with contractors to present report on Barrhaven-area railway crossing signals
On April 10, following reports of VIA Rail Canada's Automatic Warning Devices (AWDs) systems at six Barrhaven-area rail crossings going into fail-safe mode with higher frequency and for longer periods…
Florida's SunRail begins service
SunRail opened the first phase of its passenger rail line on April 30, which will significantly expand transit options and connect thousands of residents to jobs and other economic opportunities…
Sound Transit to administer track and signal upgrades for new Amtrak service
The Sound Transit Board has agreed to help implement improvements to Amtrak passenger rail service between Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, BC, Canada.
FEIS issued for Fresno to Bakersfield high-speed train
A Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the California High-Speed Rail Authority's (CHSRA) Fresno to Bakersfield section of the project is now available.
AAR: Only 20 percent of PTC network will be ready by 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a new report to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) updating the industry's progress on installing Positive Train Control (PTC) and said the industry…
Overcoming obstacles: The Carlsbad Double Track and Bridge Project
Creating capacity within an existing infrastructure footprint can be a tricky task, but one the Carlsbad Double Track and Bridge Project succeeds in doing.
Canadian government's subsidy to CN for Algoma Central Railway operation extended a year
The government of Canada will extend its CA$2.2-million (US$2-million) federal subsidy to Canadian National for the operation of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie…
Amtrak, Maryland DOT, FRA partner on Susquehanna River Bridge study
Amtrak, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has launched a preliminary engineering study for rehabilitation or possible replacement of the 108-year-old Susquehanna…
Illinois to fund restoration of Chicago to Rockford Amtrak service
The state of Illinois will make a $223-million state capital investment that will create hundreds of jobs and restart Amtrak service between Rockford and Chicago beginning in 2015.
VIA Rail puts additional monitoring measures into place at Fallowfield area crossings following Transport Canada order
Canada's Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, has issued a Section 31 Notice and Order to VIA Rail to immediately address safety issues at six railway crossings in the Barrhaven community…
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