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Ouch: House Appropriations Committee cuts transportation FY 2015 budget by nearly $730 million
The House Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The committee proposal allocates $17.1 billion for the Department of Transportation, $727 million below…
Metra recognized for safety practices
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently recognized Chicago's Metra for its commitment to employee safety in best safety practices from railroads around the industry at the annual Railroad Safety…
NRC sets auction record in 2014
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc.'s (NRC) Annual Railroad Construction and Maintenance Equipment Auction was held on May 1 at the Quality Track Equipment facility in Austinburg, Ohio,…
VIA Rail teams with contractors to present report on Barrhaven-area railway crossing signals
On April 10, following reports of VIA Rail Canada's Automatic Warning Devices (AWDs) systems at six Barrhaven-area rail crossings going into fail-safe mode with higher frequency and for longer periods…
MTA Board considers expanded PTC contract, LIRR bridge replacement plan
In a move to enhance the safety of Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) signaling systems sooner, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board committees approved the expansion of a…
Transport Canada's new funds for crossings; CN's public outreach rollout kick off Canada Rail Safety Week
Prime Minister Stephen Harper government today launched Rail Safety Week with new funding to improve railway crossings.
SMART, BLET seek two-person crew laws
As part of an ongoing effort to secure a law mandating a minimum of two crew members in the cab of all locomotives, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen…
KCS hosts Officer on a Train event in Joplin, Mo.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and the Joplin, Mo., Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event on April 24 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in the city.
Protran Technology receives TRB grant to develop rail break/buckle warning technology
Protran Technology has been awarded a grant by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to develop and test the Intelligence Rail Integrity System (IRIS) to give advance warning of rail buckling…
AAR: Only 20 percent of PTC network will be ready by 2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued a new report to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) updating the industry's progress on installing Positive Train Control (PTC) and said the industry…
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