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MTA to expand sleep apnea screening of employees
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to expand its successful sleep apnea testing program for employees.
USDOT receives unprecedented interest in UTC grant program
On March 1, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the availability of $377.5 million over the next five years for grants to support solution-oriented transportation research at colleges and…
Pacific Harbor Line hosts FRA for tour
Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), a subsidiary railroad of Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH), hosted a tour for several guests, including Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg, Region 7 Regional Administrator…
Yolo County rail relocation study says area would benefit
A study designed to quantify the economic benefits of relocating existing shortline rail infrastructure in Yolo County, Calif., has found the area could tap into significant benefits if it were…
Wabtec lands NICTD PTC contract
Wabtec Corporation signed a contract to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).
FTA updates Congress on WMATA Metrorail safety oversight
The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) provided an update to its safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) system during a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on…
FRA explains internal review that brought change to bridge safety program
Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Sarah Feinberg, took to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) website to explain the process the FRA has gone through to enhance safety…
WMATA taps NYCT veteran as new chief safety officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) appointed Patrick Lavin to the position of chief safety officer, effective May 9. Lavin comes to WMATA from New York City Transit (NYCT), where…
FTA issues safety advisory to gather stop signal overrun information
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in rail transit and the actions being taken to address…
SEPTA to begin PTC roll out mid April
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will begin Provisional Revenue Service Operations for Positive Train Control following written authorization from the Federal Railroad Administration.
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