U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces $544.3 million in federal funding for transit projects

The Trump Administration today announced a total of $544.3 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to seven transit infrastructure projects in

FRA publishes final rule for state highway-rail grade crossing action plans

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a final rule requiring 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve

FRA publishes final rule to measure the performance of intercity passenger rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published a final rule setting forth metrics and a minimum standard to measure the performance and service quality of Amtrak intercity passenger

Bells & Whistles—Brightline puts West high-speed route on hold

Brightline West high-speed rail project now put on hold Norfolk Southern suffers derailment that spilled coal into river U.S. DOT gives short line railroads a shot in the financial arm 2020 Election:

U.S. DOT gives short line railroads a shot in the financial arm

Short line railroad companies now have an option that will help in the long term. The U.S. DOT announced it is expanding the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Express program (RRIF Express).

Eleven rail projects to receive $291 million in grants

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

FRA publishes Final Rule on rail integrity and track safety standards

FRA is revising its regulations governing the minimum safety requirements for railroad track. The changes include allowing inspection of rail using continuous rail testing; allowing the use of flange-bearing frogs in crossing

U.S. DOT: $10 million available to transit to address COVID concerns

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding through a new Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program that will identify

U.S. DOT announces over $5.6 million for rail capital projects in South Dakota

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected five projects in two states to receive more than $6.9 million in Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) Grants made available by the

U.S. DOT announces over $1.2 million for capital improvements in Alaska

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected five projects in two states to receive more than $6.9 million in Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) Grants made available by the

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