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FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

Rail| March 20, 2018

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Publisher's Perspective: A good year for new service openings, but not funding certainty

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

The New Year that just began should be a good one for the launching of new rail and bus rapid transit lines and extensions to existing networks, with the project schedules we’ll look at below.

Government Issues| February 15, 2018

Senate confirms Batory as FRA administrator

Additionally, it was announced that Thelma Drake has been nominated to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

Government Issues| January 3, 2018

T&I Chairman Shuster to step down at end of 2018

Plans to devote his final year to pushing for an infrastructure bill, an initiative both parties have said is long overdue.

Government Issues| December 7, 2017

President looks to states, localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

The approach now being contemplated is considered innovative by some infrastructure experts but also carries considerable political and economic risks for Trump, according to a Washington Post report.

Bus| December 1, 2017

Congress launches bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus

The Caucus seeks to highlight the benefits of investing in bus systems, the challenges accompanying aging bus fleets and facilities, and encourage innovation in a rapidly changing transportation climate.

Management & Operations| August 4, 2017

Getting Up to Speed on the FTA's New Safety Mandate

States with rail transit agencies must have an FTA-approved and FTA-certified State Safety Oversight Program in effect by April 15, 2019.

Management & Operations| July 27, 2017

Congressional leaders ask FCC to investigate impact of MBTA Wi-Fi project

The project would mean the installation of hundreds of 74-foot poles along every mile of track. However, as affected communities have learned details about the project, opposition has continued to gather steam.

Government Issues| July 19, 2017

House approves creation of WMATA safety commission

The passage of the resolution giving Congress's consent is now the final piece in creating the commission. However, the federal transit agency will continue to oversee safety until it determines that the new entity is capable of meeting its responsibilities.

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

Sen. Schumer calls on Congress to work together on $1T infrastructure bill

Speaking at a news conference in front of Penn Station, Schumer’s push for lawmakers to act in a bipartisan fashion comes after two train derailments in the past two weeks that caused massive delays for commuters.


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