Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
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NJ TRANSIT has announced that it has advanced its Positive Train Control (PTC) programme into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration (ERSD) phase.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) which includes more than $290 million in grant funding to help repair and rehabilitate intercity passenger railroad assets.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced the availability of $293,000 in competitive grant funds for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention Program projects.
A total of 28 Bombardier BiLevel commuter rail cars have been ordered by two U.S. West Coast transportation authorities, representing a $108 million contract.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced the recipients of more than $302 million in grant funds to help repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure on 12 projects across nine states.
An update report from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has shown that Positive Train Control (PTC) systems are in operation on 98 per cent of all 58,000 PTC-mandated route miles.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced more than $22 million in grant funding to three projects that collectively span eight states.
Mike Lehman, a campaigner to develop a sustainable electric high-speed train line between downtown Chicago and downtown New York City – connecting over 15 major U.S. cities – discusses the benefits of this proposed line, and why he thinks the U.S. must embrace and support its development.
The workforce development centre will provide pre-apprenticeship classes and hands-on construction industry training for local residents who are looking for work on the California high-speed rail project.
The safety standards for the Dallas-Houston line involve approval of the new system utilising the Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail model.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal Railroad Administration's CRISI Program will provide $311.8 million to eligible rail projects that will work to improve transport safety.
Railroad trespassing is a pervasive and ubiquitous problem in the United States. For Global Railway Review, Starr Kidda, Michail Grizkewitsch and Francesco Bedini Jacobini, from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), provide an overview of the data and trends of trespassing on rail rights-of-way and highlight some of the FRA’s past…
Over $1 billion in funding from the U.S. CARES Act will be made available to Amtrak to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the railroad.
Construction of the high-speed rail line between Texas and Houston is expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, says Texas Central.