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Metro sues transit union in overtime dispute
Washington's Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on Monday threatened to bring in contractors and pursue further legal action if unionized employees refuse to work overtime.
APTA: Commuter rail industry makes progress implementing PTC
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says its members are making "significant progress" toward implementing positive train control (PTC) and are on schedule to meet the December 2018 deadline.
USDOT puts Caltrain grant on hold
A $647-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for Caltrain's Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) has been deferred until the Trump Administration develops a budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
SNCF to digitalize its railway with IBM Watson IoT
French Railways operator SNCF is busy connecting its entire rail system using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud that the tech company said will allow SNCF to…
TSB calls on Transport Canada to develop strategies to mitigate severity of dangerous goods derailments
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is calling for Transport Canada to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods, following its investigation into the derailment…
CP campaign touts preventative use of in-cab cameras for safety
Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the preventative use of inward-facing cameras in the cabs of locomotives.
Moorman to Congress: "New era" of Amtrak investment required
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.
Dippel named HDR transportation environmental services director
Michelle Dippel has been promoted to transportation environmental services director at HDR and will be based in Austin, Texas.
Portion of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. federal funds withheld until SSOP for WMATA in place
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold five percent of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State…
Short Line Safety Institute hopes small tips produce big safety gains
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) launched a new safety initiative aimed at providing small railroads with seasonal safety tips.
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