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FRA civil penalty rate sets new record
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has collected a record-breaking rate of civil penalties, surpassing the bar set last year, which was also a record.
Illinois to Ohio passenger rail study to begin in January
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will begin an analysis in January 2017 of a proposal to bring passenger rail service between Chicago, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Columbus, Ohio.
Port of Long Beach releases Pier B environmental study
The Port of Long Beach (POLB) released a draft environmental study on its proposal to reconfigure and expand the Pier B on-dock rail facility.
Railtech Matweld finalizes merger with Boutet
Railtech Matweld announced Dec. 13 that it has finalized its merger and integration with Railtech Boutet over the past few months.
Communities in three southern states to get federal funding for passenger rail service prep
The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) has allocated more than $2.47 million in Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funding to 11 communities in three states to be used for improvements supporting potential…
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. ¬
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 Transit‚Äôs Roosevelt Station
Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area‚Äôs regional transportation system, has awarded a contract to Hoffman Construction Company to begin building its Roosevelt Station in early 2017. ¬
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