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VIA Rail Canada appoints new GM for eastern Canada
VIA Rail Canada appointed Susan Williams to general manager for eastern Canada. The passenger rail service provider said this will involve adding value to the services offered to communities served…
Proposed FY16 budget includes six-year surface transportation solution; generous rail funds
President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes a six-year $478-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal that contains rail funding sources through the Generating Renewal, Opportu¬nity, and…
Budget proposal includes funds for LACMTA Purple Line, SMART rail extension
President Obama's proposed FY16 Budget includes $100 million for the second section of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Purple Line Extension Project. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,…
NTSB: Slight drop in 2013 transportation fatalities; rail deaths up
Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by three percent in 2013 from 2012, according to preliminary figures released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Fatalities in all modes…
AAR: Freight railroads to spend a record $29 billion on network; hire 15k in 2015
U.S. freight railroads plan to spend an estimated $29 billion on the nation's rail network and project to hire about 15,000 people in 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)…
SCVTA’s begins BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension environmental review process
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) in California are initiating an environmental study for the proposed construction of an approximately six-mile extension of…
KCS updates PTC progress; highlights Signal group
Kansas City Southern says that implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology is a major, ongoing initiative, especially for the Signal, Mechanical, Telecommunications and IT groups.
CN, Canadian m/w employees ratify four-year agreement
Canadian National and members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union Local 2004 have ratified a four-year labor agreement covering approximately 3,000 maintenance-of-way employees who inspect, maintain and repair CN's track,…
Rush named SVP safety & operations; VanderClute retires
The Association of American Railroads' (AAR) Senior Vice President of Safety and Operations Robert VanderClute has retired.
First FTA safety investigator suits up
George Good, Jr., the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) first full-time safety investigator recently began according to a blog post to the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Fast Lane."
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