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Bad ties look to be the cause of WMATA derailment
A preliminary investigation by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) into a derailment on Friday, July 29, found deteriorated crossties to be a factor.
RTD to begin testing along G, R lines
The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) is will begin testing trains along two new alignments: The R Line in Aurora, Colo., and the G Line through Arvada and Wheat…
FRA issues final rule on identifying passenger railroad safety hazards
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule on System Safety Programs (SSP).
TIGER VIII: Rail projects receive more than $135 million
Twelve rail projects totaling $135.3 million have been awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
USDOT makes $199 million available for PTC on commuter railroads
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting applications for $199 million in competitive grants to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) on commuter railroads.
Union Pacific achieves safest first half of year in history
Union Pacific's employee reportable injury rate from January through June was .70, the lowest in its 154-year history.
Feinberg calls for greater action to enhance crossing safety
Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg is calling for additional action to remedy a "solvable problem" by preventing fatalities at grade crossings.
FTA issues final TAM rule
A final rule by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires the administration's grantees to develop management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment and other infrastructure.
Wiedefeld proposes permanent early close schedule for WMATA rail system
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld is proposing a reduction in the number of operational hours of the Metrorail system for…
MBTA Board approves Red Line winter resiliency contract
A contract worth $18.5-million for the second round of winter resiliency work was approved by the Massachusetts Bay transportation Authority (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB).
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