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NYSDOT initiates "inspection blitz" of rail facilities and cars
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has launched a series of inspections to safeguard New York's residents from potentialincidents involving the shipment of crude oil by rail throughout the…
President Obama outlines $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort
President Obama proposed a $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort while visiting the historic Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minn.
CN reaching out to communities to review safety, share dangerous goods information
Canadian National is reaching out to municipalities along its North American rail network to review its safety practices, share relevant information on dangerous goods traffic and discuss emergency response planning.
CSX J&L Tunnel Project earns two engineering awards
CSX's J&L Tunnel Modification Project in Pittsburgh, Pa., has won the Project of the Year Award from the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and the Diamond Award for Engineering…
IDOT Tier 2 environmental studies to look at Joliet to Chicago HSR options
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials held the first of a series of public meetings on Monday, Feb. 24, introducing the public to the next step of the Chicago to…
Airports Authority points finger at contractor for latest Silver Line delay
Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is facing another delay after the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) stated that "the contractor has not yet met the contract requirements…
MTA launches passenger and worker safety initiatives
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a series of initiatives to improve safety throughout its operations by strengthening reporting responsibilities, emphasizing management oversight and installing automatic speed controls.
Roadway collapse halts portion of Confederation Line tunneling
A roadway collapse has halted tunneling operations for Ottawa's Confederation Line light-rail project at the East Portal. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.
U.S. freight railroads, USDOT launch industry wide crude by rail safety initiative
Major freight railroads in the United States joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in announcing a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude…
FRA revises defective rail and rail inspection standards, adds new standards for detector car operators
Changes are scheduled for March 25, 2014.
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