Union Pacific has 70% of route miles in PTC operation

Union Pacific released data as of Aug. 17, 2018, detailing its progress implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).

From FRA, a $200MM PTC infusion and an upbeat progress report

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded more than $200 million in funds to assist with the deployment of Positive Train Control (PTC), with a second solicitation expected soon for a remaining $46 million. As well, the agency released its second-quarter 2018 PTC progress report, which shows “significant improvement.”

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Ports offer Congress funding compromise

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) sent a letter to congressional appropriation leaders asking them to “provide adequate resources for three key federal programs that help fund multimodal port-related infrastructure in the United States.”

Commuter rail PTC progress “strong and continuous”: APTA

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) provided a second-quarter 2018 update to progress the commuter rail industry has made toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).

Gateway offers show-and-tell projects video

The Gateway Program Development Corp. knows the importance to showing and not just telling when it comes to complicated transportation projects.

Amtrak audit faults D.C. station project

Amtrak will improve its project management processes concerning a series of projects at Washington Union Station following an audit by the Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG) found the projects were at

Report: Short lines add $6.5B to U.S. economy

An industry economic impact report found short line railroads provide $6.5 billion in added value to the U.S. economy – aided by the positive impact of the Short Line Tax Credit.

OLI, FRA award safety grants in 16 states

Operation Lifesaver, Inc., organizations in 16 states have been awarded grants that will be used to fund a variety of crossing safety and trespass prevention education efforts.

Five options for LA Crenshaw Northern Extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has released a staff report and Feasibility Study/Alternatives Analysis outlining five alternatives for the Crenshaw Northern Extension.

BNSF in record Minn. project

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held July 16 for a $72.9 million grade separation project in Moorhead, Minn. It is the largest transportation project in the city’s history.