Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has announced the huge sum will be provided under the American Rescue Plan Act and will give much-needed relief to Amtrak, states, commuter railroads, and to Amtrak employees.
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Metrolink has received $59,000 to fund an outreach campaign to deter suicides on its network through training, public engagement and awareness.
Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation Secretary, recently met with Amtrak and transit officials as well as front line transit and rail workers to discuss the support going forward for transportation workers and additional COVID-19 relief funding.
The grants will help commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.
The final rule requires 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety.
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As of 30 September 2020, approximately 57,314 of the 57,537 route miles subject to the mandate had PTC systems in RSD or in operation.
The final rule includes metrics relating to Amtrak's on-time performance and train delays, customer service and station performance.
USHSR's plan includes the creation of a new High-Speed Rail Development Authority and funding for top and second tier priority projects.
Marking transportation history, two Virgin Hyperloop colleagues have become the first humans to travel safely in a hyperloop pod during a test stage of the project.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, has announced $291 million in ‘State of Good Repair’ grants to improve the reliability and safety of America’s rail network.
The development of the Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia will bring significant investment, jobs and economic growth to the region.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced a huge funding package for rail infrastructure upgrades and enhanced rail safety measures for projects in Alaska and South Dakota.
The projects selected include a wide variety of railroad investments that improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of freight and intercity passenger service.
The Texas high-speed line has received the Rule of Particular Applicability and the Record of Decision, moving it one step closer to the beginning of construction.