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VRE says service suspension imminent without PTC extension
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) gave notice that it will be forced to suspend some, if not all, of its commuter rail service in Virginia and Washington, D.C., after December…
Trio of Illinois Congressmen urge passing of PTC extension
On Oct. 21, U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee, Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and…
Norfolk Southern says no PIH commodities, no passenger service due to PTC deadline
Norfolk Southern said its rail operating subsidiaries will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, effective Dec. 1, 2015.
National Freight Strategic Plan provides roadmap to freight transport challenges
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the draft National Freight Strategic Plan that offers specific policy proposals and solutions to address the challenges of moving freight in the U.S.
CTA to restore Yellow Line service at the end of October
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Yellow Line service will resume Friday, October 30, following an embankment collapse this past May.
Caltrain to ramp up safety strategy following crossing incidents
Caltrain is working to develop and promote new strategies for encouraging safe behavior around its railroad tracks following a series of incidents in which vehicles illegally stopped at rail crossings…
FTA to take over WMATA rail safety oversight
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is moving the safety oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail operations to the Federal Transit Administration.
New York City, New York state and MTA reach agreement to fund largest capital investment in MTA history
New York state, New York City and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have reached an agreement on the remaining funding for the MTA Capital Program.
Union Pacific launches new social media safety campaign
Union Pacific this week launched a new campaign exclusively on social media, urging drivers and pedestrians to think about their personal safety first and wait at grade crossings.
FRA points finger at broken rail, pushes for improved rail inspection following W.Va. derailment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) says that the cause of the February 16, 2015 CSX/Plains All American derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va. was a broken rail from a rail head…
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