Railroads have day of reckoning with National Transportation Safety Board

Amtrak Cascades Engineer for Train Number 501 just before fatal crash: “A moment later, he saw the 30-mph speed restriction…

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Amtrak: A Marx Brothers revival

An Opinion By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2018 Watching Washington, July 2018:…

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Washington State: Point Defiance Bypass testing, train travel update

From Tacoma Weekly; June 28, 2018 Following the derailment on an Amtrak train in DuPont on Dec. 18, 2017, Washington…

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Feds approve New Jersey Transit plan that could buy 2 more years for safety system

By Curtis Tate, NorthJersey.com; June 27, 2018 NJ Transit received approval from federal regulators Tuesday for a plan that could…

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FRA and PTC, plus, a new nominee to the Amtrak Board of Directors

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY and TANYA SNYDER, With help from Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; June 21, 2018…

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FRA hosts positive train control meeting

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder, Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; June 15, 2018 A…

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BNSF seeks PTC deadline extension due to interoperability delays

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 14, 2018 BNSF Railway Co. has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for a two-year…

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FRA’s Dirty Dozen

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder, Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; May 17, 2018 DIRTY…

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FRA Issues $250 Million Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC Projects

May 15, 2018FRA Public Affairsfrapa@dot.gov 2018 PTC Q1 data released shows railroads continue to make progress implementing PTC systems WASHINGTON—The…

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