MTA elevator installation project moves forward

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NY Transit) will later this week begin the next phase of a project to bring full accessibility to its Greenpoint Av G Subway

FRA finalizes HSR rulemaking

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Nov. 21 issued a final rule establishing what it’s calling “modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment.”

FRA issues notice of $272M for state-of-good-repair project funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Nov. 15 for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program).

RSI appoints Thomure safety, regs chief; names new board members

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has named veteran railcar professional Randall Thomure director of Regulatory Affairs and Safety, with oversight responsibility for technical and regulatory strategies related to safety and operations.

ASLRRA, Wabtec offer cloud PTC solution

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has entered into an agreement with Wabtec Railway Electronics, Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) support to its members via the Wabtec Cloud

NVTC releases first report on WMATA performance

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) has submitted its first legislatively mandated annual “Report on the Performance and Condition of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority” (WMATA) to Virginia’s Governor and General

BNSF report details sustainability progress

BNSF Railway issued its annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report highlighting progress on key initiatives in the areas of sustaining its operations, creating value for its customers, engaging with employees and connecting with

OLI Board taps Maleh as new executive director

The Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) Board of Directors has appointed Rachel Maleh as its new executive director.

California, Oklahoma SSO Programs achieve FTA certification

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that the states of California and Oklahoma have both obtained federal certification of their respective transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs

State grant moves Port of LA’s rail expansion plans forward

A $21.6-million state grant is allowing the Port of Los Angeles to move forward with its planned Terminal Island Railyard Enhancement Project, which is designed to optimize on-dock rail operations and improve