March 14, 2014
The FRA assessment found management emphasizes on-time performance to the detriment of safe operations and adequate maintenance of its infrastructure, resulting in a deficient safety culture, increased risk and reduced safety on the Metro-North system.
December 11, 2013
Recommendations include having railroad operators review the circumstances of the Metro-North derailment with their operating employees and provide instruction to employees on the importance of compliance with maximum authorized train speed limits.
November 26, 2013
The $28 million project received $22.6 million in ARRA funding under the U.S. DOT’s High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program and was the largest ARRA project in the state.
June 26, 2013
Includes two new platforms; a parking lot with long-term parking for Amtrak patrons; an improved pedestrian underpass and enhanced passenger amenities, creating a modernized train station for Amtrak Cascades, Sound Transit commuter rail, and King County Metro Transit Bus customers.
April 3, 2013
Detailed activities include celebrating its 40th anniversary with a leadership summit; initiating updates to the volunteer education process; and increasing the organization’s social media presence.
February 13, 2013
An XpressWest representative attributed the extensive wait to the complexity of the project and amount of due diligence the Federal Railroad Administration must complete to approve the loan.
November 21, 2012
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo joined Union Pacific, senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials at a kick-off event to highlight the dangers of using electronic devices on the job.
August 16, 2012
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will study the restoration of Amtrak passenger rail service between Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.
July 3, 2012
Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential passenger rail improvements between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.
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