LAURENS, S.C. – CSX Track Maintenance team in Laurens, South Carolina celebrates 20 years being injury-free.
ODISHA, India – Indian Railways to secure the structure that covers the lever frame and signaling equipment with double locks.
LONG ISLAND – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report detailing LIRR’s excessive work hours and the risk of worker fatigue.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved safety upgrades for Highway-Rail Crossing Projects.
WASHINGTON –The Federal Transit Administration requires the MBTA to submit a new safety work plan that addresses their concerns more quickly than MBTA’s original deadline.
In an MTA Press Release, it has announced a contract with Laser Precision Solutions for the use of laser-equipped trains to reduce fallen leaves on railway tracks.
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.
The state of Missouri does not want another fatal Amtrak derailment, but prevention is going to take money.
RT&S Managing Editor David Lester talks with the 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF about challenging projects, the technological movement, what it takes to work in the rail industry, and what it will take to recruit the younger generation.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrated completion of the Long Island Rail Road’s historic Third Track project on time and under budget on Oct. 3.
Washington Metro on possible track issues behind rail car wheel problems: ‘WMATA is treading carefully’
Washington Metro’s Vice President and Assistant Chief Safety Officer Jayme Johnson wants everyone to know that the NTSB investigation involving the 7000-series rail car is still ongoing, and that no definitive conclusions have been made.
Crews continue to work connecting the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension to Tacoma Link with round-the-clock and nighttime construction activity.
The U.S. DOT has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant funding.
The MBTA launched the Quality, Compliance, and Oversight Office to address the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) findings contained in the Safety Management Inspection report.
Following a safety inspection of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail transit system, the U.S. DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a report of findings and informed both MBTA and the state agency in charge of its oversight—the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)—of needed safety changes that are in addition to directives FTA announced in June.
The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Aug. 19.
Huge amount of federal funding en route to rail bridge and tunnel projects; most are on the East Coast
The U.S. DOT has awarded over $233 million to 11 projects in eight states to improve and modernize vital intercity passenger rail service.
Brightline and a bipartisan coalition of congressional officials announced a grant award of $25 million from the U.S. DOT’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.
The top news stories RT&S was following this week.