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Recommendation for new NEC would improve travel times; increase reliability
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) unveiled recommendations that would enhance the Northeast Corridor (NEC) over the next three decades; focusing on a state-of-good-repair before projects could be executed to enhance…
OmniTRAX, West Plains LLC and Port of Brownsville collaborate to revamp grain silo
OmniTRAX, Inc. and the Port of Brownsville have teamed up to facilitate the lease of a large grain-handling facility to West Plains LLC at the port. Â
STB, Canadian Transportation Agency sign info sharing agreement
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Dec. 8 to facilitate sharing information between the two agencies.
FTA gives HART until April 30 to submit recovery plan
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has granted the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) until April 30, 2017, to submit a recovery plan for the project.
Hoffman Construction awarded contract to build Sound Transitâ€™s Roosevelt Station
Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle areaâ€™s regional transportation system, has awarded a contract to Hoffman Construction Company to begin building its Roosevelt Station in early 2017. Â
Hoffrichter named executive director of Michigan State rail program
Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter has been named executive director of Michigan State University's Railway Management Certificate Program. Hoffrichter succeeds Steve Ditmeyer who retired in December 2015.
Chao Trumpâ€™s DOT Secretary choice
President-elect Donald Trump has named Elaine Chao as his choice for U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao is a former Deputy Transportation Secretary and a former Labor Secretary, and wife of Senate…
Proposed MontrĂ©al REM project grows by three stations and CA$400M
The number of stations and the associated cost have grown for a proposed 41-mile light-rail system in MontrĂ©al, QuĂ©bec.
NTSB unveils two-year Most Wanted List
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2017-2018 Most Wanted List, implementing a new two-year cycle as opposed to the annual one previously used.
Metra approves 2017 budget with fare increase to pay for capital needs
The Metra Board of Directors approved the agency's 2017 budget, which includes a fare increase that will fund needed capital requirements.
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