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Feds sign MOU to follow framework for infrastructure enviro, permitting

Government Issues| April 11, 2018

Under the MOU, the agencies committed their departments to following the President’s “One Federal Decision” with a goal to complete the entire process within two years.

MBTA behind schedule on PTC mandate

Security and Safety | April 2, 2018

The agency says hardware is being installed on three lines, with a goal of finishing by year’s end, however, the system won’t go live until 2020.

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| February 12, 2018

FRA deputy administrator resigns over questions about 'outside work'

Heath Hall, a public relations professional and political consultant who served as a spokesman for a sheriff’s office in Mississippi, reportedly continued work at his public relations firm while also working for the FRA.

Security and Safety | February 7, 2018

Severe obstructive sleep apnea to blame for NJ Transit, LIRR train crashes

The NTSB also determined that these safety issues were not unique to these two properties, but exist throughout the country at many intercity passenger and commuter passenger train terminals.

Rail| February 6, 2018

Texas Central bullet train co. picks Houston station location

Texas Central has named it as their preferred site because of minimal environmental and community impact and ability to connect to desired destinations.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

Rail| December 18, 2017

Brightline, Texas Central Railway projects get Fed approval to move ahead

The moves mark major milestones in the U.S. DOT’s efforts to accelerate environmental reviews and project delivery timelines for new infrastructure projects.

Rail| October 10, 2017

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

Rail| September 27, 2017

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

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