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Metrolink honors memory of those killed, injured in 2008 train crash

Management & Operations| September 13, 2018

Ten years ago, a Metrolink passenger train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in the Chatsworth area.

Capital Metro approves PTC contract, freight service expansion

Security and Safety | August 29, 2017

The approved contract allows Modern Railway Systems to complete a portion of the work within 15 months, which will make the agency eligible to apply for a two-year extension to the December 2018 deadline to complete the rest of the system.

Rail| July 6, 2016

$759M FASTLANE grant list unveiled

As outlined by the FAST Act, U.S. DOT is required to notify the authorizing committees of jurisdiction of projects being awarded under the program. The list must remain with the committees for a 60-day review period before the agency can issue awards.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Railroads warn of widespread shutdowns unless PTC deadline extended

The freight rail industry needs until the end of 2018 to install the necessary hardware and until the end of 2020 to have it fully tested and operational, said Ed Hamberger, president and CEO for the Association of American Railroads.

Security and Safety | September 10, 2015

Amtrak service may be curtailed if PTC deadline isn't extended

Only about a third of Amtrak’s 31.6 million passengers in fiscal 2013 traveled on its own tracks, so the majority may be affected if the freight railroads curtail or stop services.

Government Issues| November 19, 2014

Amtrak calls for investigation of 2 freight operators

Agency says Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation are causing unacceptable delays for passengers traveling between Chicago and Washington, D.C., on the Capitol Limited service.
Government Issues| May 21, 2014

SMART leaves businesses out of loop by closing rail spurs

Says some spurs need to disappear to meet federal safety guidelines for its commuter rail project. SMART is upgrading some spurs that serve legitimate businesses but can't afford to restore all the switches.
Rail| February 26, 2014

Fla. freight rail upgrade could spur passenger service

The project could open the door to passenger-train service between Lake and Orange counties, including a connection to the SunRail commuter line.
Rail| February 20, 2014

Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Officials for the Los Angeles-based commuter rail service vowed to act a year ahead of the mandated federal deadline for the positive train control technology.
Rail| February 5, 2014

N.M. to study cost-sharing of Amtrak route

The Southwest Chief's route might be changed, causing some communities to lose passenger service if the rail operator can't reach a new deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
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