FTA Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool

FTA: $20.5B in FY24 Funding for Transit Agencies

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on April 4 reported that $20.5 billion is available to support public transit for Fiscal Year 2024 and provided full-year tables that specify funding to states, urbanized areas, and tribal governments based on statutory formulas and funding levels set by Congress.


Not So Fast on Oberman’s STB Successor (Updated)

WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE APRIL 2024 ISSUE: With the voluntary departure of Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairperson Martin J. Oberman expected by May, President Biden is mulling five potential Democratic nominees for

FRA Signs Washington Union Station Expansion Project FEIS/ROD/FS4(f)E

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has signed the combined Final Environmental impact Statement (FEIS), Record Of Decision (ROD) and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for Amtrak’s Washington Union Station Expansion Project proposed preferred

Amtrak Selects Frederick Douglass Tunnel Delivery Partner

Amtrak has selected ADVANCE, a joint venture of AECOM and Jacobs, as Delivery Partner for the $6 billion Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in Baltimore. Amtrak says this


‘Hope is Not a Plan, and No Plan is a Plan For Failure’

Editor’s Commentary: Jim Tilley on Feb. 13 wrote to Amtrak Board Chair Anthony Coscia regarding procurement of a new long-distance fleet. Railway Age reproduced the letter in its entirety and published a


FURSST for Safety and Security

TTC OPERATED BY ENSCO, RAILWAY AGE APRIL 2024 ISSUE: The Facility for Underground Rail Security and Safety Testing (FURSST) at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC), also known as the “Underground Tunnel,” is


FRA Crew Size Rule: Politics Prevail (Updated With Additional Commentary)

The Federal Railroad Administration on April 2 issued a final rule, 49 CFR Part 218 [Docket No. FRA-2021-0032, Notice No. 5], RIN 2130-AC88, Train Crew Size Safety Requirements “establishing minimum safety requirements

Railway Age’s April 2024 Digital Edition On Line

The April 2024 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with special reports on passenger rail post-pandemic and on safety from the freight rail industry’s top thought leaders.

Watch: ‘Train Daddy’ Andy Byford Speaks Out in Toronto

At the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBT) 9th Annual Transportation Symposium, “Train Daddy” (as he was nicknamed in New York City) Andy Byford, among the most recognizable figures in global passenger

HFC Developments Accelerating, Part 3 

This is the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains Association’s (HFCTA’s) fourth and final article in a series addressing Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) powered trainsets, locomotives and streetcars that are commercially available, in development,