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CTC allocates $60 million to California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.
You won't "knuckle under" with Strato
Strato, Inc.’s StratoMAX F51AE F-Style knuckle has passed the Association of American Railroads (AAR) M-216 fatigue life cycle test. This specification requires an average fatigue life of at least 600,000…
AAR: Traffic on the mend; safety continues upward trend
Rail freight traffic continues to recover this year, and the industry posted its safest year on record last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on March 22. Coal…
Norfolk Southern safety train to visit 23 cities
Norfolk Southern's safety train will stop in 23 cities during 2017 as part of its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which provides first responders with free training on how…
Passenger ops lagging freight RRs in PTC progress: FRA
The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Idaho weather disrupts BNSF, UP, MRL and Amtrak services
Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho.
Guest Editorial: Putting the brakes on new regulations
Nine years ago, the tragic head-on collision of a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train near Chatsworth, Calif., ended debate on whether railroads should be required to…
A cleaner, greener San Ysidro Yard
The locomotive refueling track in TransNet’s San Ysidro Yard in San Diego, Calif., received an environmentally friendly improvement with the addition of new, custom-designed spill-containment pans from Trans Environmental Systems,…
Trump budget: Reduce Amtrak, FTA New-Starts; kill TIGER grants; privatize air traffic control
Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among…
Who will Trump nominate? Perhaps …
Two months into the Trump Administration, the Washington Post says his nomination process, leading to Senate confirmation, is moving more slowly than any in history. The New York Times describes…
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