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Gateway Program wants private sector ideas The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) is turning to the private sector to issue ideas on how to deliver the Hudson Tunnel Project.

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A newly signed presidential Executive Order aims to reduce the time it takes projects to move through the federal permitting and review processes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says the Executive Order (EO), "Establishing Discipline...
al-qaeda-calls-for-us-rail-and-transit-attacks
The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) magazine, Inspire, calls for attacks on U.S. railways and transit systems and goes as far as including many steps to help carry out acts of...
gateway-program-wants-private-sector-ideas
The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) is turning to the private sector to issue ideas on how to deliver the Hudson Tunnel Project. GDC issued a Request for Information (RFI), "seeking innovative ideas from private sector...
lacmta-releases-draft-eir-of-union-station-improvements
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvement Project. The project is planned to enhance pedestrian and bicycle...
texas-central-fluor-reach-hsr-agreement
As reported in the June 2017 issue of Railway Age, Fluor Corp. announced that it has reached agreement with Texas Central Rail Holdings, LLC to advance the preliminary development of the proposed 240-mile high-speed passenger...

amtrak-selects-aecom-network-rail-partnership-to-conduct-penn-station-review
Amtrak selected AECOM, in partnership with Network Rail, to conduct an independent review of the interaction, coordination and collaboration between the railroads' various passenger concourses within Penn Station. The partnership will also provide recommendations to improve...
sen-schumer-demands-fra-fmcsa-reverse-sleep-apnea-rule-withdrawal
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to reverse the withdrawal of pending regulation that would require sleep apnea testing of workers...
fra-fmcsa-withdraw-potential-rule-affecting-sleep-apnea-mitigation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety sensitive positions.   The FMCSA posted a notice...
amtrak-mbta-enter-new-service-agreement-for-attleboro-line
Amtrak will continue to provide maintenance-of-way and dispatching services to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Attleboro Line through 2021. The agreement, which governs the operation and maintenance of use of the 37.9-mile line, ends a...
senate-commerce-committee-advances-batory-fra-nomination
The U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Transportation on Aug. 2 favorably recommended, by voice vote, the appointment of Ronald L. Batory as the next Federal Railroad Administrator.   Batory's nomination now goes to the full...

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