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U.S. DOT calls for innovative research proposals from small businesses
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking innovative proposals from small businesses to address research needs facing the Department's agencies. On April 2, U.S. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration/John…
Chicago region transportation leaders warn of consequences to expired funding
Leaders from the Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC) and Regional Transportation Authority called on Congress to act now on extending national transportation funding ahead of a Friday deadline that, if…
NRC hits new highs in San Deigo
The 2012 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference in California is another record-breaking success.
AMTRAK to more than triple number of track miles equipped with PTC
By the end of 2012, Amtrak expects to more than triple the number of track-miles on its own railroad where Positive Train Control safety technology is installed.
SEPTA hires private security firm, Transit Police set to go on strike
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority police officers went on strike at 2:00 p.m., March 21. While SEPTA management was hoping to negotiate a new contract without a strike, it has…
Safety, trust and a tale of questionable intelligence
Last month, I wrote about safety as it pertains to the elimination of the Harriman awards. Safety is again at the forefront, this time thanks to legislation introduced to the…
Caltrain construction and maintenance this week
Southern California's Caltrain will conduct construction on the San Bruno Grade Seperation Project and perform maintenance at several locations.
HDR hires Orrison
John Orrison has joined HDR as the practice leader for railroad operations. He is based in the firm's Fort Worth, Texas, office. His responsibilities include developing and expanding HDR's freight…
NS slows train speeds between Dearborn and Kalamazoo, Mich.
Effective March 15, 2012, Norfolk Southern lowered the railroad operating speed limits on certain sections of the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo that handle both Amtrak's passenger service and…
LACMTA expands additional train testing on new Expo Line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will expand the operation of test trains along the LACMTA Expo Line corridor beginning Sunday, March 18, running trains from 5 a.m. to 1…
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