FRA + STB: seven Class 1s, one letter

Curiously timed with the start of the Republican National Convention (or perhaps not so curiously), the Surface Transportation Board and Federal Railroad Administration on Aug. 24 sent joint, identical letters to the

NJ Transit continues work on PTC – Updated 8.14.20

Ed. Note: After speaking with NJ Transit yesterday, we learned that the first version of this story contained a couple of errors that we have now corrected. We apologize for the errors.

White House approves second Kansas City Southern international bridge

About five months ago, Kansas City Southern applied to the White House for a second international railroad bridge to cross from Laredo, Texas into Mexico to improve traffic flow between the two

Metrolink introduces tool to help passengers social distance

With the pandemic and social distancing on the minds of everyone today, transit riders have been particularly wary of returning to rail transit and commuter rail. When people, organizations and even nations

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

ASLRRA comments on House passage of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)

In response to [yesterday’s] House passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), which represents the nation’s 600 small business freight railroads and

NJ Transit announces major PTC milestone achievements

Positive Train Control (PTC) Enters Extended Revenue Service Demonstration and PTC Safety Plan Submitted on Schedule NJ TRANSIT has advanced its Positive Train Control (PTC) program into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration (ERSD)

New infrastructure bill addresses rail-highway grade crossings

The INVEST in America Act includes some new initiatives to address a series of rail-highway grade crossing problems. The bill calls for an updated U.S. DOT national highway-rail crossing inventory, collecting data

U.S. DOT issues final rule for the safe transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail tank car

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), issued a final rule authorizing the bulk transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation announces availability of $291 million for rail capital projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program (Partnership Program). The NOFO

CP completes acquisition of Central Maine & Quebec Railway, expanding reach and optionality

Canadian Pacific [yesterday] completed its previously announced acquisition of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc. (CMQ US). Together with the earlier acquisition of Central Maine & Quebec Railway Canada Inc.