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USDOT seeks comment on ways to strengthen, coordinate transit safety and asset management
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking public comment on the most significant regulatory step taken under FTA's new transit safety authority.
NURail Center among USDOT grant winners
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) awarded approximately $63 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs…
UIC study: Pedestrians, cyclists need consistency at rail crossings
The risk of pedestrian and bicycle accidents at railroad grade crossings would decrease with sustained enforcement and education by local governments, along with consistency in design standards for warning devices,…
GAO issues PTC report, urges flexibility with implementation
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) made public its report on positive train control (PTC) implementation and issued a trio of recommendations including extending the deadline, approving alternative safety technologies…
FRA and MaineDOT to test rail trespassing system
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded a research grant for the city of Brunswick, Maine, the Northern New England Passenger Authority (NNEPRA) and the Maine Department of Transportation, among other…
CTA, LIRR launch rail safety campaigns
As part of its continuing focus on customer safety, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has launched a new informational campaign reminding "L" riders about the dangers of trespassing on CTA…
FRA issues FONSI for NLX rail project
The Northern Lights Express (NLX), a proposed intercity passenger service between Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn., may proceed to preliminary engineering after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of…
SEPTA’s Bridgeport Viaduct project reaches halfway mark
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Bridgeport Viaduct project reached the 50 percent completion point.
TTCI names two to board
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, named two railroaders, Christopher F. Liucci and Jim Vena, to its Board of Directors.
California kicks of Rail Safety Month
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and Amtrak are celebrating the state's Rail Safety Month by reminding the public to watch for trains.
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