The House Appropriations Committee on July 16 approved the Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) funding bill of $84.1 billion, a more than 11% boost over 2021.
A $47.55 million grant has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the purchase of CSX’s S-Line rail corridor from Raleigh to Ridgeway, N.C., near the Virginia state line, which will eventually contribute to higher-speed rail (HrSR) service to the Southeast.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Dec. 15 a $499.39 million federal grant agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) to build TEX Rail, a commuter rail line between downtown Fort Worth and the Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on March 17, 2016 launched a redesigned website described as “a one-stop shop to help drivers, pedestrians, and law enforcement stay safe around the nation’s more than 200,000 railroad crossings and 140,000 miles of track.” Railroad Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention is “part of the agency’s ongoing campaign to reduce fatalities at railroad crossings and tracks to zero by building partnerships that increase education, step up enforcement and leverage engineering.”
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) joins the nation Nov. 11, 2015 in saluting the contributions of the country’s military veterans.
Atlas Copco Compressors is currently exhibiting at Railway Interchange 2015, where attendees from the railway industry can learn more about the company’s capability to produce GAR railway compressors in the U.S for select projects.
The Federal Railroad Administration sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress showing that after seven years and significant assistance from FRA, most railroads will miss the December 31, 2015 positive train control (PTC) implementation deadline that Congress established in 2008. The report, which was mandated by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, was sent to Congress on August 7.
WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in transportation, has announced that they are adding a sixth award to its roster of annual award opportunities that are recognized throughout the transportation industry: The WTS Secretary Ray LaHood Award, which will be awarded to a man each year.
The wait for a new tank car specification is over. Now comes the “fun” part: Retrofits to older cars, and potentially onerous operating rules.