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Rep. Quigley calls for full funding of transit and passenger rail in 2016 THUD bill
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-05), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD), submitted a letter to the THUD Subcommittee with 10…
NJ Transit celebrates Newark Penn Station 80th birthday
Newark Penn Station, the gateway for New Jersey rail travel throughout the region, turned 80 years old March 23.
Rep. Lowenthal proposes legislation to create Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) has introduced legislation he says will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.
Sens. Thune and Nelson introduce bill to streamline STB process
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced S. 808, the…
Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail…
Rep. Maloney calls on FRA to perform deep dive examination of crossings
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to do a "Deep Dive" examination into measures to reduce collisions and deaths following what he called "a…
CARTA sells property originally planned for intermodal passenger hub
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) approved an agreement to sell its property at 4894 Dorchester Road in North Charleston for $6.5 million to Rushmark Properties, LLC.
Unifor shopcraft members ratify CN agreement
Members of the Unifor shopcraft group representing 2,100 Canadian National car mechanics, heavy-duty equipment mechanics and electricians, have ratified a four-year labor agreement.
NYCT senior leadership reorganized with eye toward future service
New York City Transit (NYCT) says it has reorganized its senior leadership to meet the challenges posed by steadily increasing ridership on the 110-year-old subway system, for the first time…
MnDOT begins Zip Rail environmental study
Several options for high-speed passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester, Minn., known as Zip Rail, will undergo the first phase of a two-step environmental impact statement review…
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