FRA encouraged by significant advancements in PTC implementation

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of June 30, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31,

Arizona bridge that partially collapsed after derailment could be up and running by Friday, Aug. 15

The rail bridge that partially collapsed after a derailment in Tempe, Ariz., may be back open to Union Pacific traffic by Friday. Crews have begun working on a foundation that will support

Design for rail interchange project in Wash. complete; more funding for construction could be on the way

Representatives of the Washington State Department of Transportation have indicated that the track and infrastructure design for the Connell Rail Interchange Project is 100 percent completed. The Connell Rail Interchange is a

Bells & Whistles—Maryland prepares to take over Purple Line project

Signs point to Purple Line builder, investor leaving project. Canadian National’s Autonomous Track Inspection Program. Tempe: Replaced section of rail bridge needs to look like original. With BNSF out, Metropolitan Council announces

Watch: News videos on the train derailment in Tempe

The Union Pacific train derailment in Tempe, Ariz., last week received a lot of media attention. The following are clips from other news outlets to give you a better viewpoint of the

Tempe: Replaced section of rail bridge needs to look like original

The portion of the bridge that collapsed in Tempe, Ariz., will be rebuilt. Inspectors said the sections of the steel truss bridge that did not fail are structurally safe. Union Pacific is

Section of Arizona bridge that partially collapsed is demolished

Union Pacific has begun the process of replacing or repairing the bridge that was the site of a derailment in Tempe, Ariz., as a 150-ft section of the structure was demolished. The

Bells & Whistles—Train derailments and financial derailments

Ariz. bridge that collapsed also was site of derailment in June. Canadian National derailment earlier this year caused by “ice jacking”. Metro GM says more COVID funding is needed. STB: Texas Central

Arizona bridge that collapsed also was site of derailment in June

The Tempe, Ariz., rail bridge that partially collapsed following a train derailment on July 29 was the site of another accident a little more than a month earlier. However, the derailment was

Rail bridge in Arizona partially collapses after derailment; rail cars catch on fire

Firefighters in Tempe, Ariz., were fighting a blaze caused by a train derailment on July 29. The accident happened early in the morning when a Union Pacific train lost some of its

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