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FTA awards nearly $3.6 billion in federal disaster relief funds
The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) awarded 40 projects a total of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy…
SEPTA, MTA receive federal funds for storm resiliency
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have been awarded nearly $2 billion in storm resiliency funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). All…
CTA sees decline in trespassing one year after safety campaign launch
One year after launching a campaign focused on rail-customer safety, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has seen a nearly 17 percent drop in the number of reports of people trespassing…
Operation Lifesaver awards 11 grants to transit agencies for “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaigns
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), is awarding $162,500 in grant funds for public awareness and safety education projects involving 11 transit agencies across the United States.
Watco forms safety team; makes appointments to West Region and SKOL
Watco Companies has formed the Watco Safety, Training, and Compliance Team. The company says the team formation is an effort to continually improve focus on its people and customers.
Senate Commerce Committee passes STB reauthorization act; PRRIA passes House T&I Committee
Two pieces of rail-related legislation have progressed on opposite sides of the hill.
CN opens Winnipeg training facility
Canadian National (CN) has officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada every week, with hands-on…
Rail component of Sarah Mildred Long Bridge to benefit from $25-million TIGER grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $25 million in a Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery VI grant to the Maine Department of Transportation to replace the Sarah Mildred…
Sens. Blumenthal, Schumer propose rail safety bill
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) have proposed an overhaul of rail safety laws and protocols to enforce and enhance safety and reliability with a rail safety…
KCS names Jameson AVP safety and standardization
Kansas City Southern promoted L.E. Jameson to assistant vice president safety and standardization where he will report to vice president transportation and safety Steven Truitt.
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