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Hammer named NJDOT commissioner
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tapped New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) veteran Richard Hammer as the agency's acting commissioner and will formally nominate him to succeed Jamie Fox.
Kentucky to make $3 million in shortline improvements
More than $3 million has been granted for needed improvements to shortline railroads in Kentucky. The projects include public safety improvements to at-grade railroad crossings, railroad bridge overpasses and upgrades…
President Obama signs H.R. 3819; PTC extension now official
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3819 the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015" on Oct. 29.
Add another $60M in rail related projects that will benefit from TIGER awards
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released official information surrounding the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2015 program, which will provide $500 million for 39 transportation projects in 34…
Norfolk Southern, New York state begin Portageville bridge
Norfolk Southern, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation broke ground on a $70-million steel arch railroad…
Pacific Imperial Railroad ownernship transferred; new CEO appointed
Conatus Capital Group, Inc., has acquired the majority controlling interest in Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR); Arturo Alemany, principal of Conatus, has been confirmed as chief executive officer and president of…
Senate committee approves Feinberg as FRA administrator
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved Sarah Feinberg to be administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration by a 19-1 vote.
Congress passes three-year PTC deadline extension
A blanket three-year extension to the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline has passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation also gives railroads the option…
House passes H.R. 3819, extends PTC deadline
The House of Representatives on Oct. 27, 2015 approved H.R. 3819, The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015, legislation that funds and extends the authorization for federal highway and transit…
Rail projects to receive more than $170 million in TIGER grants (so far)
Elected officials sounded their victory horns as the notification process of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) VII awards began.
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