Safety / Training

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant applications through Oct. 16 for Fiscal Year 2017 awards.
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crews will conduct critical work to advance the LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project during the weekends of Sept. 9-10 and 16-17.
The government of Canada has "formally demanded" that the Hudson Bay Railway Company honor a 2008 agreement and repair tracks between Amery and Churchill, Manitoba.
Working with Rockwell Collins, Amtrak plans to equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by the Dec. 31, 2018 federal deadline mandate.
Amtrak has completed its accelerated infrastructure renewal at New York Penn Station. The track and switch projects will help improve reliability at the busy rail hub.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants all rail transit vehicles to have cameras installed to help in crash investigations.
Chicago's first new downtown "L" station in 20 years opened yesterday. The Washington/Wabash Station is considered to be a gateway to Millennium Park and the east Loop.
Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal.
Ohio became the first state to complete the process and obtain a Federal Transit Administration-certified (FTA) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program.
Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system.
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