White House pulls rule that would require two-member crew in locomotives

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; June 13, 2019 The White House has pulled an Obama-era proposal that would…

Continue Reading →

Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; June 12, 2019: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department…

Continue Reading →

Hudson Tunnel States Take Steps for Federal Construction Grants

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; June 11, 2019 New York and New Jersey are taking steps to overcome a barrier to…

Continue Reading →

Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestion

By The Associated Press, WREX 13 NBC; June 11, 2019 DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal…

Continue Reading →

Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

Continue Reading →

United States Department of Transportation: $900 million available for FY19 BUILD grants

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 23, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for $900 million in…

Continue Reading →

John Brennan joins Federal Transit Administration as Chief Counsel

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 8…

Continue Reading →

White House Wants California to Return $2.5 Billion High-Speed Rail Funding

By Lucas Laursen, Fortune Magazine; February 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is canceling a $929 million grant…

Continue Reading →

FRA Issues National Trespass Prevention Strategy

A press release from the United States Department of Transportation; February 19, 2019: WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s…

Continue Reading →

Feds award PTC grants to Amtrak for the Southwest Chief route, Metra and New Jersey Transit

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 21, 2018 U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) yesterday announced $9.16 million in federal funding toward…

Continue Reading →

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Final Rule to Promote Safe and Efficient High-Speed Passenger Rail Operations

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; November 20, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal…

Continue Reading →

AASHTO: USDOT to streamline environmental rules to speed up project delivery

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 29, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is expected to issue a final rule…

Continue Reading →

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Funding Opportunity with $318 Million for Capital Projects

A press release from The Department of Transportation; July 19, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad…

Continue Reading →

New York and New Jersey: Trump administration raises more red flags on Hudson River tunnel project

By Will Bredderman, Crain’s New York Business; July 17, 2018 There’s no tunnel at the end of the light yet.…

Continue Reading →

White House wants to reorganize Department of Transportation; tries to revive air traffic control spinoff plan

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; June 22, 2018 IF WE HAD…

Continue Reading →

Feds approve six-month extension for All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train bonds to be sold

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; May 31, 2018 The federal government has granted a six-month extension for All Aboard Florida…

Continue Reading →

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline: Florida passenger train owners want more time to issue private activity bonds

By Shelly Sigo, The Bond Buyer; May 18, 2018 The private owners of Florida’s Brightline-branded passenger train system have asked…

Continue Reading →

FRA Issues $250 Million Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC Projects

May 15, 2018FRA Public Affairsfrapa@dot.gov 2018 PTC Q1 data released shows railroads continue to make progress implementing PTC systems WASHINGTON—The…

Continue Reading →

Senators displeased with USDOT changing TIGER Grant program

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Alex Guillen, Politico Morning Transportation; April 30, 2018 TIGER BEAT: The…

Continue Reading →

Move over TIGER, USDOT ready to BUILD

By  Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; April 23, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation is retiring the Transportation Investment Generating…

Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Florida Senator Marco Rubio challenges legitimacy of Brightline financing

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; April 24, 2018 Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, Tuesday cast doubt on Brightline’s approval for $1.75 billion of…

Continue Reading →

TIGER grants program being replaced

By BRIANNA GURCIULLO, With help from Lauren Gardner, Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; April 23, 2018 TIGER’S…

Continue Reading →

(Federal) sharing is caring

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; March 26, 2018 SHARING IS CARING:…

Continue Reading →

New York and New Jersey: Fighting Over Funding for Gateway Doesn’t End With Spending Bill

By Mark Niquette, Bloomberg Politics; March 23, 2018 The battle over designating money for the Northeast Corridor rail project is…

Continue Reading →

Trains, transit get windfall in Washington omnibus budget bill

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; March 22, 2018 MAKE IT RAIN:…

Continue Reading →