ICC Approves Highway/Rail Grade Crossing Projects

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month reported signing off on stipulated agreements to improve safety at highway/rail grade crossings in Fayette, Pike, Stephenson and McLean counties.

PUCO Approves Rail Crossing Upgrades in Five Counties

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) on Dec. 14 approved safety upgrades at rail crossings in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Fayette and Logan counties.

Photo features Adams Avenue Grade Separation structure in Fresno County. (Courtesy of CHSRA)

CHSRA Opens Three New Structures

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, recently announced the completion of three new high-speed rail structures in Fresno and Kings Counties.

Kentucky spending to improve grade crossings

Back in 2019, RT&S reported on Kentucky funding grade crossing improvements across the state. Now, just over three years later, Kentucky’s governor has announced another round of funding for grade crossing improvement around the state.

Bells & Whistles—Sen. Warren wants to see MBTA leadership gone

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Oct. 21.

Fatal Amtrak derailment was enough as MoDOT asks for major increase in state money

The state of Missouri does not want another fatal Amtrak derailment, but prevention is going to take money.

Metrolink fires up State of Good Repair work

Metrolink, also known as the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, is embarking on a system-wide track, signal, and structure rehabilitation program.

CHSRA eyes construction toward Bakersfield

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is applying for a $67 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to improve highway/rail grade crossings in Shafter, Calif.

Ohio public utilities commission pitches in money for grade crossing improvements

Grade crossing safety improvements are at top of mind for most railroad planners, whether in the government or private sector.

U.S. DOT announces grant awards for improvement of rail-highway crossings

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $59 million in grant awards for rail-highway grade crossings in California, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Officials are looking to move 3.5 miles of railroad track in Michigan

A “renewed desire” is driving a plan to relocate a portion of railroad track in Manistee, Mich.

Record-breaking CRISI funding will help fuel ‘railroad revolution’

The U.S. DOT has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant funding.

Bells & Whistles—Crews are pulling up new track on I-90 floating bridge

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Aug. 19.

Brightline will use grant money to up game on grade crossing safety

Brightline and a bipartisan coalition of congressional officials announced a grant award of $25 million from the U.S. DOT’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

RAISE funding awarded to several rail projects across the country

Over 160 rail projects have been awarded more than $2 billion in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) funding.

Bells & Whistles—More cracks, more problems for HART

The top news stories of the week.

Palo Alto, Calif., wants grade separation for high-speed rail project, but authority is not listening

Residents in Palo Alto, Calif., have been waiting long enough for high-speed rail, and if plans go accordingly motorists will be waiting for high-speed rail long into the future.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approves rail crossing upgrades in four counties

Last week, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved safety upgrades at rail crossings in Columbiana, Lorain, Tuscarawas and Union counties.

Watch: First NTSB report on Amtrak collision with dump truck in June

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its first report on the collision between Amtrak’s Southwest Chief and a dump truck in rural Missouri.

Canada invests in four projects to increase rail efficiency in Regina and southern Saskatchewan

Canada’s supply chain is still feeling the impacts of the pandemic and the Government of Canada is committed to addressing this by strengthening Canada’s supply chains and trade corridors, which will grow the economy and mitigate global inflation.