The first phase of a $4.7 million rehabilitation project will start this fall on the 33-mile Chelatchie Prairie Railroad in Washington state.
According to a Boston Herald report, a “critical structural issue that was threatening public safety” was discovered this past weekend during an inspection at the entrance to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) JFK/UMass Station from Columbia Road to the pedestrian concourse leading to the station headhouse.
Following a derailment that occurred in Aurora on Sept. 21 that impacted the R Line, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) has restored full service to the affected four-mile stretch of the corridor from Aurora Metro Center to the 13th Avenue Station with additional safety measures in place.
Transport Canada has launched its first climate change-focused call for proposals to help ensure “railway infrastructure is resilient to extreme weather events.”
Although Hurricane Nicole was not as nasty as Hurricane Ian, it left a tremendous amount of destruction and suffering in Florida. CNN reported that at least five people were killed and scores of coastal homes were washed away by the storm.
The Washington Metro Safety Commission concurs – Silver Line Extension ready.
Just a few weeks after Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc through much of Florida, particularly in the Fort Myers area, forecasters are keeping a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Nicole, which appears to be headed to some of the same areas hit by Ian.
Brightline has been conducting high-speed testing on its new line to Orlando for the past several weeks.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a safety recommendation to the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association about the importance of maintaining dynamic weather alert criteria in railroad operations.
On Oct. 17, RT&S reported that a PATCO train killed two workers on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in New Jersey. The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on this accident.
Back in August, RT&S reported on column cracks the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) was experiencing, which were found four years ago. The rail line will be opening soon, and the cracks still remain a concern.
Brightline is continuing high-speed testing on its new line to Orlando. Here are some details from their press release.
RT&S reported on Oct. 10 that data from TransitMatters, a transit advocacy agency, indicated speeds on the MBTA Orange Line were slower than before a work shutdown occurred. Looks like speed restrictions will now last into December.
Date for opening now rests with the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission concurrence on both Silver Line certification and new 7K Return to Service Plan.
The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Oct. 21.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) believes the only way the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can fix safety shortcomings is to bring in new leadership.
RT&S reported Monday that a PATCO train hit and killed two workers on the Ben Franklin Bridge. Now, we learn that the bridge was supposed to have been shut down.
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has been plagued with erosion problems this year and is again having trouble.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has been in hot water with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for months.
The state of Missouri does not want another fatal Amtrak derailment, but prevention is going to take money.