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Five California firms awarded contracts for HSR project
California High-Speed Rail Authority's (CHSRA) Board of Directors approved right-of-way engineering and surveying contracts with five California firms.
Four companies vying for Oklahoma's Sooner Sub rail line
The Sooner Subdivision rail line between Del City and Sapulpa, Okla., garnered bids from four companies interested in purchasing the line.
California Transportation Commission allocates nearly $27 million for rail projects, including high-speed
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $27 million in new funding to three projects that it says will improve passenger rail and further strengthen the state's economy.
FCC proposes streamlined tribal review process for PTC antennas
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed an alternative process for 565 federally recognized Native American tribes to review positive train control (PTC) antennas in a public notice posted on…
FRA issues final rule concerning rail-flaw detection processes
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a rule in the Jan. 24 edition of The Federal Register, amending the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations…
USDOT issues final rule to streamline environmental reviews for transit, highway projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) implemented a final rule it says will significantly cut red tape, while achieving better environmental outcomes, for certain transit and highway projects under the…
Railroads subcommittee to examine challenges facing California HSR project
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA) will hold a hearing January 15 to examine challenges facing the…
Boardman pushes for comprehensive surface transportation program
The guiding principle of a new federal surface transportation investment program must focus on national priorities, connectivity and economic growth, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman said during a speech…
Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council recommends alternatives for further study
At its December 17 meeting, the Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council made a recommendation to the Federal Railroad Administration on which rail route alternatives should receive more detailed study in…
NYSDOT receives federal grant to improve freight, passenger train movement
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) received an $18.5-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to reduce passenger and freight train congestion along Amtrak's Empire Corridor at…
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