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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than $130 Million in Infrastructure Grants

October 2, 2018 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and members of the Illinois congressional delegation for a grant announcement marking the award of $132,034,680 to the Illinois Department…

CAF Selects Teleste’s On-board Solutions for its Metro Trains in the Cities of Manila and Naples

September 28, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

TURKU, FINLAND – Teleste Corporation reveals that the international rail car manufacturer CAF has selected Teleste’s on-board solutions for its metro…

GPA Approves $92M Rail Expansion

September 18, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) in August, an 8 percent increase over August…

FRA Announces $46.3 Million in PTC Grant Funding

September 14, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced today Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for at least $46 million for Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.  This NOFO represents the balance…

FRA Updates PTC Progress, Offers More Funding for PTC Installation

September 5, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration said railroads are achieving “significant progress” in their efforts to install positive train control or PTC technology ahead of a Dec. 31 deadline and it has awarded more than $203 million in grant funding for 28 projects…

Video: Michigan DOT Oversees Railroad Crossing Replacement Project

August 27, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation, Video

Starting the night of August 14 through August 15, crews from Amtrak and CSX Transportation rebuilt four railroad diamond crossings at Wayne Junction near Wayne, Michigan. Jointly owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation and CSX, this important crossing…

‘We Need Governor’s Signature’: Amtrak’s Restart in Mobile in Ivey’s Hands as Deadline Looms

June 20, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey must decide by Wednesday whether the state will make a $5.3 million commitment over three years to bring Amtrak service back to Mobile, connecting the city with New Orleans. Rail advocates who are pushing for the return of Gulf Coast…

Amtrak to Improve National Network Locomotive Fleet

June 5, 2018 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – With demand for Amtrak service at record levels, Amtrak is moving to either acquire new locomotives or rebuild its current diesel fleet of locomotives to supplement and replace its aging National Network diesel locomotive fleet used on Long…

Wabtec And GE Transportation To Merge, Creating Global Leader For Rail Equipment, Services And Software

May 23, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Strategic Combination Will Drive Shareholder Value Creation by Accelerating Innovation in Transportation and Logistics •    Following the transaction, Wabtec will have approximately $8 billion in revenues, a more diversified business mix,…

House Passes Two Rail Data Security Bills

April 11, 2018 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House overwhelmingly passed two bipartisan railroad data and information security bills: H.R. 4921, the “STB Information and Security Act,” and H.R. 4925, the “FRA Safety Data Improvement Act.” Both pieces of legislation…