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Exemptions expanded in FRA’s final PTC rule
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published its final rule concerning Positive Train Control (PTC) systems in the Aug. 22 Federal Register. The rule, which takes effect Oct. 21, 2014, expands…
Proposal outlined for North Dakota rail safety program
North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak has outlined a proposal for a state-run rail safety program to increase oversight of North Dakota rail operations. The program is included in…
Massachusetts to purchase rail line for Knowledge Corridor project
The commonwealth of Massachusetts plans to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern.
Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal construction contract awarded
The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners awarded a $13.3-million construction contract to Hard Rock Construction LLC for the Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal improvement project. Hard Rock Construction, of…
Track rehabilitation results in higher speeds along KCS' Gulfport to Hattiesburg Line
Effective September 1, Kansas City Southern will increase train speed on portions of its line from Gulfport to Hattiesburg, Miss., from 25 miles per hour to 49 miles per hour.
Transport Canada reaffirms safety commitment following TSB Lac-Mégantic report
Canada's Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt issued a statement in response to the release of the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013…
Illinois grade separation in Lynwood breaks ground
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined local and state officials August 19 to break ground on a $29.6-million grade separation project in Lynwood, Ill., which will improve traffic flow and safety…
TSB: Systemic problems lead to Lac-Mégantic train accident; additional safety measures needed
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation into the July 2013 Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, concluded that a number of factors led…
Agreement reached for Northcoast Railroad TIGER grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and New Hampshire reached an agreement concerning a $1.4-million Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) 2013 grant for the New Hampshire Northcoast Rail Improvement…
Another OC Bridges grade crossing moves to the completed column
The $64-million Sand Canyon Undercrossing Project in Irving, Calif., part of Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) OC Bridges program, is now open.
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