Bells & Whistles—Is high-speed rail back on in Texas after critical court victory?

The top news stories RT&S was covering the week ending July 1.

U.S. DOT announces over $573 million in funding for new grade crossing elimination program

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing more than $573 million in available grant funding this year alone for the Railroad Crossing Elimination Program.

Farmers asked railroad to take care of brush and other items before fatal Amtrak accident in Mo.

Taking care of overgrown vegetation might have helped the driver of a dump truck safely cross railroad tracks in Chariton County, Mo.

BART derailment blamed on heat

A BART train derailed Tuesday afternoon, June 21 at about 5:30 p.m.

June editorial: A high-voltage jolt to the system

The rapid-fire vibration through my thumbnail triggered my panic reflex. I knew within seconds I had to abort.

railroad track

New technology informs trains about earthquake tremors before they can do damage

California’s Metrolink will use a technology to help notify train operators of earthquake tremors before any serious damage occurs on rail lines.

CN signal, communication workers ready to strike

Canadian National is at risk of losing its signal and communication people if neither side can agree to avert a strike.

Bells & Whistles—NTSB determines cause of Tempe train derailment

The top news stories of the week.

June issue of RT&S is now online

The June issue of RT&S features the 2022 RT&S Top Projects list as well as a product overview on grade crossings.

Alberta’s grade crossing network waving a red flag

There are plenty of flashing lights when it comes to Alberta’s railroad grade crossings.

While parts for safety system sit in Germany, FTA’s safety probe of MBTA’s safety management continues; another accident on June 1

While investigators are on-site trying to figure out what caused a crash on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line on June 1, the company behind the installation of a new safety package was explaining why parts are thousands of miles away in Germany.

Canadian Minister of Transport announces new measures to improve track conditions

The Government of Canada is continuing to move ahead with concrete actions which improve railway track safety to better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors.

Short lines to benefit from round of federal grants

A bundle of Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) awards have been announced to help short line companies maintain their lines.

Metro’s proposed $8.8-billion budget for FY 23 focuses on improving the customer experience

Metro’s proposed $8.8-billion budget for the next fiscal year will be considered by the agency’s Board of Directors at their meeting on Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

Report: Metro ‘puts personnel at risk of serious injury or death’ after agency keeps power on third rail in active work zone

Washington, D.C., Metro continues to put workers in life-threatening situations.

Indiana town will soon know whether to go above or below grade crossings, but cost might be biggest obstacle

Officials in Elkhart County, Ind., have decided to launch a study on the construction of either an overpass or an underpass at several grade crossings.

Light-rail project has turned Phoenix into a construction maze, but work progressing nicely

With light-rail construction happening throughout the city of Phoenix, drivers are complaining about confusing markings and barriers.

Police worried about poorly marked grade crossings now that rail line is back in action

After 20 years off the grid, the Aransas Pass railroad is back in business in Texas.

Palo Alto, Calif., still waiting on decisions, funding for grade crossing projects

This is one separation Palo Alto, Calif., wanted no part of, and it deals with funding.

CSX Corporation

CSX makes temporary fix to rail crossing in Mich., but problems continue

Holland, Mich., is famous for its Tulip Day Festival every year. Right now, the town is fearful of other things that have been popping up over an at-grade railroad crossing.