Update on 11/18/2020 RT&S ran this story one week ago today, which was Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. Since then, we’ve learned that the American Short Line
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced an investment of more than $291 million in grants for 11 intercity passenger rail projects in nine states through the federal-state partnership for State of
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded more than half a million dollars in Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grants to law enforcement agencies today to support life-saving trespass abatement in
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the recipients of more than $302 million in grant funds under the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership
Earthmoving equipment is on the scene of a mega-industrial site in Gainesville, Fla. Crews are building railroad tracks that will include a spur that will feed into a future industrial park. As
The U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31,
U.S. Department of Transportation announces more than $22 million in grants to restore and enhance intercity passenger rail network
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced more than $22 million in grant funding to three projects that collectively span eight states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Restoration
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $20.3 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation Access Through Innovative Technologies
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced approximately $20.3 million in grant selections through the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) program. IMI supports projects that use innovative technologies
It’s only fitting that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now putting a bow on 2019 by handing out grants to railroad companies across the state. A total of 26 rail projects
Do not underestimate the power of the railroad. In an effort to improve business and bring more jobs to Carrollton, Ohio, Griffeth & Son Trucking is planning to build a railroad spur
A short line railroad track that runs in Rock and Nobles counties in Minnesota needs to be able to haul flammable liquids by May 1, 2023. If that is the case, it
The rail industry is coming down the final stretch, even if that stretch is 8,000 route miles long.
Eleven projects to implement positive train control (PTC) systems will split more than $46 million in grants from the Federal Railroad Administration. The winning PTC projects include a wide variety of rail
Yesterday was a good day for railroaders and contractors with their eyes on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. Programs in five states received word
The Iowa Transportation Commission last week approved more than $3.1 million in funding for five rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under Iowa’s Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program (RRLG).
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has awarded approximately $7 million to 14 shortline railroads that operate in the state to perform infrastructure improvements.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded more than $200 million in available funds to assist with the deployment of Positive Train Control (PTC) with a second solicitation expected soon regarding the
The city of Rochelle, Ill., broke ground on a 3.5-mile extension to its rail system on Aug. 10. The project, the city says, has been 12 years in the making.
International Rail Partners LLC (IRP) has acquired Grenada Railroad LLC (Grenada) from Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC (IPH), IRP announced on Aug. 7.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued $1.26 million for rail capital projects in Alaska and Wyoming. The funds are made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.