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NS to idle Ashtabula coal pier
Norfolk Southern plans to consolidate operations of its coal docks located on Lake Erie in Northern Ohio, which will streamline operations for customers while improving network efficiency and reducing operating…
TriMet close to completion on MAX crossing safety enhancements
This week in Portland, Ore., final installation of safety enhancements began at TriMet's MAX Orange Line crossings at SE 11th Ave.
Ansaldo STS awarded MBTA PTC contract
Ansaldo STS was awarded a $338-million contract from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to furnish a complete positive train control (PTC) system on its entire commuter rail network.
B&P Tunnel DEIS released
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Amtrak and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the B&P Tunnel…
Sound Transit, LACMTA projects move forward with omnibus bill allocations
The passage of the Omnibus Appropriations bill late last week solidified funding for transit projects through the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts/Small Starts program. Transit agencies, such as Sound Transit…
Omnibus bill extends shortline tax credit, funds TIGER and safety grants
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a monster spending bill late last week, which will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016.
Northern Manitoba First Nations to purchase OmniTRAX Canada property
OmniTRAX Canada has accepted a letter of intent from a group of Northern Manitoba First Nations for the purchase of its Manitoba assets. This triggers a 45-day due diligence period…
Sound Transit Board approves 2016 budget with focus on rail system expansion
The Sound Transit Board approved a $1.2-billion 2016 budget that provides $802.9 million in light rail and other system expansions.
Amtrak Texas Eagle moves to TRE corridor
Amtrak has concluded negotiations and changed the route of the Texas Eagle train between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, to run on the Trinity Rail Express (TRE) corridor.
Harvard report makes recommendations to strengthen MBTA fiscal position
In the wake of last winter's severe service disruptions and the ongoing debate over cost overruns associated with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line extension, Charles Chieppo, a…
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