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CN's Mongeau says Canadian railroads are safe and continue to improve
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National said that Canadian railways have a solid record of improving their overall safety performance and remain committed to achieving further…
MoDOT details possible second UP mainline project
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) held a public open house to detail a possible project that would add a second main track between Lee's Summit and Strasburg. The route…
BART puts permanent moratorium on "simple approval" procedure
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has moved to make permanent a temporary moratorium on a procedure known as "simple approval" in which trackside workers are responsible for their own safety.
AAR: PTC delay needed to safely install federally mandated interoperable PTC
Editor's note: The Association of American Railroads submitted the following commentary following the report "Industry leaders discuss PTC progress" RT&S posted earlier this month. There has been debate about the…
Canadian transport minister discusses strengthening safety with the Advisory Council on Railway Safety
Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt discussed the critical role of the railway industry as the government strengthens railway safety standards with the Advisory Council on Railway Safety.
CTC allocates $167 million to California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $359 million to 36 projects. The CTC says the funds represent an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state's economy, reduce traffic congestion,…
Expo Line Phase 2 reaches halfway point, marks safety milestone
Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV) reached the half way point in construction of the Exposition Transit Corridor, a 6.6-mile extension from Culver City, Calif., to Santa Monica. SRJV has worked one…
USDOT seeks comment on ways to strengthen, coordinate transit safety and asset management
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking public comment on the most significant regulatory step taken under FTA's new transit safety authority.
NURail Center among USDOT grant winners
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) awarded approximately $63 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs…
UIC study: Pedestrians, cyclists need consistency at rail crossings
The risk of pedestrian and bicycle accidents at railroad grade crossings would decrease with sustained enforcement and education by local governments, along with consistency in design standards for warning devices,…
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