U.S. Department of Transportation

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Southern Rail Commission receives $4.36 million grant from U.S. DOT

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced yesterday that DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $4,360,000 to the Southern Rail Commission to help restore intercity passenger rail service

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Short Line association tells DOT, “we’re important, too”

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), represented by Jo Strang, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Policy, testified Monday before a Small Business Administration hearing on National Regulatory Fairness.

Indiana Rail Road Company
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Indiana Rail Road receives $7M CRISI grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced that the Indiana Rail Road Company will be the recipient of $7,155,000 in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure

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FRA issues more than $56M in CRISI grant funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week announced the availability of $56,933,567 in grant funding for 18 projects in 16 states.

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What the government shutdown means for rail

The nation is in the throes of a partial shutdown of the federal government. But the effects on the rail community appear not to be significant, at least for now. The Department

METRA PTC
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USDOT grant to bolster PTC along Metra lines

Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois’ third District has announced that Metra, the commuter railroad serving the Chicago metropolitan area, will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)

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FTA awards $16.6M to enhance transit access nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $16.6 million to 20 organizations nationwide to support planning projects that aim to enhance access to public transportation.