February 12, 2013
Chief Financial Officer resigned over an internal report that claimed accounting irregularities and poor management and record-keeping. Agency does not have enough cash reserves to meet its current obligations, according to the report.
February 11, 2013
The "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?" forum will be held in the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A detailed agenda and a list of speakers are forthcoming.
October 2, 2012
Received APTA's Outstanding Public Transportation System Award for an agency with four million or fewer passenger trips annually.
September 19, 2012
Michael P. DePallo currently serves as Director and GM for the Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation, a heavy rail subsidiary of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that transports over 250,000 passenger trips a day between Manhattan and neighboring New Jersey.
Will house 10 different transportation modes when it opens, including Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA bus service, taxi, bicycle, international buses and tour and charter buses.
September 12, 2012
Many survivors of the crash say that the $200 million settlement, the maximum allowed under a U.S. law that caps damages in train crashes, is too little to cover their injuries.
September 11, 2012
Unveiled its $200-million crash prevention project for an NTSB official. The agency plans to install PTC on its commuter rail network by December 2013, two years ahead of a federal requirement for nationwide deployment.
August 29, 2012
The Montebello/Commerce station is the 5th of six stops on Metrolink’s Riverside service, which originates in Downtown Riverside and terminates in Downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station.
June 12, 2012
John Fenton stepped in after the 2008 Chatsworth crash that killed 25 people and he pushed forward a $200 million project to prevent collisions through positive train control technology.
May 10, 2012
Railroads will no longer have to conduct risk analyses to obtain approval to not install PTC or take other costly risk mitigation measures on an estimated 10,000 miles of track that will not carry passenger trains or poison inhalation hazard commodities after December 2015.
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