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FRA Opens Up $396M Pool of New Capital Rail Grant Funds

October 16, 2019 - in Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on October 8 that offers $396 million worth of grant money through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program to fund a variety of capital rail projects. [Above…

Rail Safety Week 2019 – A shared responsibility

September 24, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

MONTREAL - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today launched its railway safety awareness campaign kicking off Rail Safety Week 2019 across Canada and the United…

USDOT Announces $4.36 Million Grant to Restore Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service

September 3, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

BILOXI, MS – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)…

FRA Providing $272M in Grants to 10 Rail Projects

August 27, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration is disbursing more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair or SOGR program to help to repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure…

GAO Report Finds Interoperability Issues Plague PTC Deployment

August 5, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accounting Office on July 31 indicates that “vendor and software issues” are currently “major or moderate challenges” for Positive Train Control or PTC technology implementation, with more than half of railroads…

Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

June 17, 2019 - in Financial, News, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program and the…

Amtrak Eyes Spring 2020 Completion of Martinsburg Upgrades

June 5, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A $2 million project by Amtrak to improve access for disabled passengers at the Caperton Train Station in Martinsburg is scheduled to be completed by spring 2020, officials with the passenger-train service provider said Friday. The work…

Traxens Successfully Deploys Connected Freight Wagons in Collaboration with CFL Multimodal

May 29, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Marseille, France - Traxens, a company providing high-value data and services for the supply chain industry, announces today that its patented cargo tracking IoT system will be used on CFL multimodal’s connected freight wagons throughout the European corridor…

WSP USA Celebrates Opening of New Rail Extension in Colorado

May 23, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

DENVER — On May 17, WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, celebrated the opening of the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Southeast Rail Extension, which spans 2.3 miles from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Parkway…

Semcon in New Project to Futureproof Power Supply for Trains

May 13, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

A new contract means that Semcon will be futureproofing the energy plants powering Swedish rail services. The contract covers a total of around 200 plants ensuring that trains can operate smoothly and safely. This project is an example of Semcon’s strategic…