COLUMBUS, Ohio – PUCO, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, approved safety upgrades in Warren, Fayette, and Butler Counties.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Rail Development Commission has approved federal grants for several rail projects.
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. – The FRA has selected 10 projects across the state of Connecticut to receive funding for “rehabilitation and modernization.”
PUEBLO WEST, Colo. – The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an ongoing investigation into a BNSF railway derailment that occurred on October 15, 2023 at around 3:24 p.m.
DALLAS, Texas – The Texas North Western Railway Company announced in a release that it has received a federal grant totaling $7.3 million.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Commerce Commission, or ICC, has approved a highway-rail safety project in Alexander County.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, or WMSC, released its 44-page safety audit of WMATA’s Roadway Maintenance Machine Program.
Norfolk Southern (NS) and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on Oct. 19 announced a partnership to create the Signal Safety Collaboration initiative, a one-year pilot program developed with input from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA),
PIERRE, S.D. – There are $58.8 million in Special Transportation Circumstances grants available from the FRA, and these are provided to states that don’t have regular passenger train service.
TOPEKA, Kan. – Watco has been awarded a combined $47 million in federal funds for two rail projects.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, or PUCO, has approved rail safety upgrades at crossings in both Brown and Stark counties.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation receives funding via the CRISI Program for the Sisseton Milbank Railroad Modernization Project.
RICHMOND – Virginia Rail Authority, or VPRA, announced it has received a grant from the Department of Transportation that will go toward the Franconia-Springfield Bypass Project.
NASHVILLE – The Federal Railroad Administration awarded Tennessee Department of Transportation a $23.7 million grant to go toward short line railroad infrastructure.
VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – the Victoria County Navigational District received $20 million in the form of a state grant for a rail infrastructure project.
Sound Transit: Comment Period for Draft EIS Statement for Operations and Maintenance Facility – South
SEATTLE – Sound Transit has started a public comment period for Environmental Impact Statements for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the State Environmental Policy Act Supplemental Draft for the Operations and Maintenance Facility – South (OMF South).
OAKLAND, Calif. – The NTSB released a Railroad Investigation Report after a collision between Amtrak train 531 and a Union Pacific Roadway Maintenance Machine in July of last year.
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Current efforts to expand rail in eastern Connecticut are hindered by funding and limitations of a rail bridge over the Thames River.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced more than $11.4 million in 30 grants will be invested for local transportation initiatives.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Rail Development Commission approved grants for Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway and Newburgh & South Shore Railroad.