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FRA’s quarterly PTC whip-cracking
A quarterly status update released Aug. 17, 2016 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) “underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as…
CTA's Ventra app wins APTA Innovation Award
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 18 that its customer Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) received the 2016 Innovation Award for the Ventra Mobile…
California caps and trades $374 million for rail
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
FRA awards $25 million for PTC implementation
Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).
For Caltrain, 16 KISSes from Stadler (but no FLIRTs)
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) CEO Jim Hartnett and Stadler Group CEO Peter Spuhler on Aug. 15, 2016 signed a $551 million contract for 16 KISSes.
PTSI, CRSA offer physical characteristics training conference
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are jointly offering the Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing: Are We Where We Need to Be? conference in…
Pennsylvania to allocate $61.9 billion to statewide transportation improvements
Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Commission (STC) has announced updates to the state’s 12-Year Transportation program, effective Oct. 1.
FTA issues Public Transportation Safety Program final rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule on August 11th.
New New Jersey Transit transit village under way
Aberdeen-Matawan is the busiest station on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line regional/commuter rail line, which links Newark and New York with the Jersey Shore. Now, some underutilized land…
Metra puts double-deck coach procurement on ice
Chicago area commuter rail operator Metra announced August 9, 2016 that due to changes in the availability of capital required to fund its $2.4 billion modernization plan, the agency has…
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