State DOTs, regulators and railroads collaborate on grade crossing upgrades, closures

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 2018 Despite a decrease in the number of grade crossing…

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The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse

By Devin Leonard, Bloomberg Businessweek; January 10, 2018 To get to New York’s Penn Station, every northbound Amtrak passenger makes…

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USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao calls on railroads to speed up Positive Train Control implementation

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 3, 2018 U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is urging Class Is, intercity passenger railroads and…

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Cuomo writes to Trump to save Gateway tunnel project

By Will Bredderman, Crain’s New York Business; December 31, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Sunday sought to rescue the federal…

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Trump to Schumer: ‘Drop dead’

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; December 30, 2017 “Non-existent”: This is the exact term the United…

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New York and New Jersey: Trump administration kills Gateway tunnel deal

By Will Bredderman, Crain’s New York Business; December 29, 2017 President Donald Trump dropped his own New Year’s ball—in the…

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Trump Rail Safety Oversight in Focus After Amtrak Crash

By David Shepardson, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report; December 21, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As investigators sift through the…

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USDOT repeals ECP brake rule

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; December 5, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation on Dec. 4…

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AAR to USDOT: Base regulations on ‘safety successes’

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 4, 2017 The Association of American Railroads (AAR) late last week filed comments with the…

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