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Effort to make shortline tax credit permanent enters both houses of Congress
Less than a week before the rail industry gathers in Washington, D.C., to promote issues, such as the 45G shortline tax credit, legislation was introduced in both houses of Congress…
FRA launches website for states, municipalities to request bridge inspection reports
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for rail bridges in their communities.
USDOT accepting applications for new $800M FASTLANE grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for a new grant program authorized by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
MARTA GM/CEO appointed to National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Keith Parker, has been appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).
FRA outlines nine projects to receive STEP grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded nearly $10 million in grants for nine projects in eight states to upgrade and increase the safety of railroad crossings along energy routes.
STEP grants awarded to Wisconsin, North Dakota and Louisiana
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) selected nine rail projects in eight states to receive nearly $10 million to upgrade and increase the safety of railroad crossings along energy routes under…
FRA wants states to verify proper function of traffic lights tied to crossings
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has called on state departments of transportation to verify that railroad crossing warning systems interconnected to traffic lights function properly and urged states to add…
G&W 2016 capex down nearly 30 percent
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) will target a $225 million capital program in 2016, which is down approximately 28 percent when compared to its 2015 spend of $315 million.
FTA issues proposed rule for public transit safety plan
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a proposed rule for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (Agency Safety Plan) and a notice of availability for the proposed National Public…
Union Pacific crossing accidents down three percent in 2015
Union Pacific reports that in 2015 it reduced railroad-crossing accidents by three percent with a 2.28, which is the total number of Federal Railroad Administration reportable grade crossing accidents per…
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