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INDOT, FRA move forward on accountability agreement for Amtrak Hoosier State Line
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reached an understanding of the clear lines of accountability for passenger rail safety and accessibility between Indianapolis, Ind.,…
Secretary Foxx sends long-term transportation bill to Congress
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress.
Uncertainty clouds key rail bills in Senate
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
ASLRRA reveals full list of safety winners
The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) disclosed the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most Improved…
FRA to hold annual Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop in August
The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop will be held August 4 - 6, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte, N.C.
LIRR begins work to replace Colonial Road Bridge
The Long Island Rail Road's $45-million Colonial Road Improvement Project is now underway. The Colonial Road Bridge will close to vehicular traffic March 30 and contractors prepare to demolish the…
ASLRRA 2014 Safety Person of the Year: Billie Johnson, OmniTRAX
OmniTRAX Inc.'s Billie Johnson, general manager for Newburgh & South Shore Railroad and Northern Ohio & Western Railway, has been named the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's (ASLRRA)…
Low Level Road Project completion clears way for additional train capacity
The Low Level Road Project in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, is now complete.
RAILS Act would help fund rail safety technologies for five years
Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3) and Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) introduced the Reassuring Adequate Investment in Lifesaving Systems (RAILS) Act, which reauthorizes the Rail Safety Technology Grant program to improve the safety…
Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail…
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