Regulatory

Jim Florio, 1937-2022

James J. Florio, the former Governor of New Jersey and eight-term congressman who was the principal author of the 1980 Staggers Rail Act that partially deregulated the industry, died Sept. 25. He was 85.

U.S. DOT announces $1.5 billion in INFRA grants

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has announced the award of $1.5 billion from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects.

Silver Line Project Washington, DC Metro

WMATA in hot water with WMSC again

The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission issued a statement this week claiming that WMATA “did not follow through on all safety commitments made in April and May 2022.”

Transport Canada announces new rail safety measures

This week, the Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is taking new actions to improve rail safety, in alignment with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s recommendations regarding the derailment in Field, British Columbia, in 2019.

Texas Central scores a win in court

The beleaguered Texas Central Railroad won a victory in the Texas Supreme Court, the first positive development since the railroad’s former CEO, Carlos Aguilar, resigned earlier this month.

Rail Group on Air: 2022 legislative look-ahead with the Commuter Rail Coalition

Commuter Rail Coalition Director of Government Relations John Cline of Cline Strategic Consulting, industry lobbyists Julie Minerva of Carpi & Clay and Bennett Resnik of Cardinal Infrastructure, and CRC Executive Director KellyAnne Gallagher join Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono for a conversation on what 2022 may hold in store for commuter rail priorities.