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FRA publishes quarterly PTC status update
The Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts USDOT funds; TIGER, Amtrak long distance train funding gone
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2017 budget, which includes reducing funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long distance train funding, as well as popular transportation…
GAO report highlights planning issues for WMATA rehab project SafeTrack
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report regarding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) planning of SafeTrack, a large-scale rehabilitation project for its rail infrastructure.
Caltrain electrification project proponents take to Washington, D.C., to convince lawmakers to approve grant
Companies whose employees depend on Caltrain to get to and from work in the Bay Area joined agency representatives in Washington, D.C., this past week to advocate for approval of…
Railroads outpace all U.S. infrastructure in new report card
American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of…
MBTA set for full PTC implementation by 2020
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) provided an update on its progress to install and implement Positive Train Control (PTC).
Metra plans safety blitzes for 2017
Metra announced that it will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 51 train stations in 2017 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe…
Trimble and Railhead Corp. partnership brings real-time remote diagnostics to North American rail markets
Trimble announced that it is partnering with Illinois-based Railhead Corporation to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to maximize locomotive asset utilization and productivity for railway operators.
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill marks record attendance
A record number of rail industry participants came to Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2017 to take part in the 18th annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.
Georgia Ports Authority plans to reduce Garden City rail crossings
Representatives from Garden City, Chatham County and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) discussed a proposal that would reduce the use of grade crossings around GPA's Garden City Terminal during a…
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