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PTC revamp, big trucks in SAFETEA-LU successor
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday introduced a five-year surface transportation funding bill, a successor to the now-expired SAFETEA-LU, that would extend Congress’ mandated deadline for Positive Train Control…
Norfolk Southern increases capital spending
Norfolk Southern has announced a $2.4 billion capital improvement program for 2012, 12% higher than 2011 spending.
Who will build this train?
The stakes are big in the race to build a new generation of American high speed trains. "If we can get one high speed system up and running, others will follow."
Big spending’s big payoff
Prudent and persistent capital investment has positioned Union Pacific for a robust recovery. For a railroad the size of Union Pacific, planning and spending multibillion-dollar capital budgets is an exercise in…
What impact on Class II and III?
Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I's, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every…
Suppliers meet the PTC challenge
PTC’s cost, technical challenges, and tight time frame are giving the railroads headaches. Suppliers are working feverishly to provide relief.
PTC: What impact on Class II and III?
Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I’s, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every…
PTC: Is everyone on board?
The Class I’s are, and the technical cooperation, says one key participant, “is truly remarkable.”
Signal engineers meeting at RSSI Expo
On May 18, 2009, the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers-North American Section (IRSE-NAS) will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.,…
Amtrak outlines "near-term" equipment needs
Amid a laundry list of capital equipment needs, Amtrak has identified roughly $1.42 billion in "near-term equipment needs" submitted as part of its fiscal year 2010 budget request to grow…
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