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.
Texas commuter rail TEXRail, a subsidiary of Trinity Metro, the transit agency for Tarrant County in north central Texas, got a visit from the FTA this week.
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.
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.
OmniTRAX, the short line railroad company that owns and operates over 20 railroads in the U.S., has signed a letter of intent to purchase the bankrupt San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has developed a program to assist contractors with compliance requirements set forth by Part 243.
The National Transportation Safety Board released its initial report on a July railroad collision.
Why has the Federal Railroad Administration put the brakes on automated track inspection testing?
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.”
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing more than $573 million in available grant funding this year alone for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program.
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.
In response to significant ongoing service challenges, BNSF plans to issue a temporary permit embargo affecting some westbound traffic moving to destinations in California.
The METRO Blue Line Extension officially has a new route after the Hennepin County Board and Metropolitan Council voted to adopt the revised route modification on June 22.
The Government of Canada is continuing to move ahead with concrete actions which improve railway track safety to better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors.
Last month, a Caltrain commuter train collided with three stopped hi-rail vehicles on mainline track near San Bruno, Calif.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada reports on fatal Canadian Pacific 2019 derailment – CP pushes back
Last week, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (R19C0015) into the 2019 derailment of two locomotives and 99 cars of a 112 car grain train, in which the three crew members were fatally injured near Field, B.C. CP disputes aspects of the report.
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.
Washington state regulators approved $96,348 in grant funding for safety upgrades at railroad crossings in Walla Walla County.