Issue / Positive Train Control

Senate Holds Hearing on FRA, MARAD Nominees

July 28, 2017 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on July 26 held a hearing on multiple pending nominations,...

USDOT Awards $197m in Positive Train Control Grants

June 1, 2017 Continuing its decade-long effort to implement new railroad safety technology across the country, the U.S. Department...

Will Obama USDOT Try to Give Out FY17 Grants in January?

September 14, 2016 Will Obama USDOT Try to Give Out FY17 Grants in January? Fiscal year 2017 begins on October 1, and although it...

FRA Awards $25M in PTC Grants, Releases PTC Status Report

August 18, 2016  The Federal Railroad Administration has selected the recipients of $25 million in grants for positive train...

$197 Million in PTC Implementation Grant Funding Soon To Be Available

August 3, 2016 On July 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the availability of $197 million in grants to commuter...

Rail Safety Grants, Transit “Sandbox” Funding Now Available

May 5, 2016 The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued two new funding notices for surface transportation grant...

How Does the FAST Act Compare to the GROW AMERICA Proposal?

December 9, 2015 President Obama’s statement on the morning after the Senate cleared the FAST Act conference report for his...

Senate Agrees to Conference With House on Highway Bill

November 10, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. Senate agreed to the House's request to appoint a joint committee of...

Highway Bill On House Floor This Week – Amendment and Cost Estimate Update

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:24 a.m. (Note: This issue of ETW Express is so lengthy that some readers may find it easier to print...

Congress Clears 3-Week HTF Extension (With PTC); Highway Bill On House Floor Next Week

October 29, 2015 Both Houses of Congress cleared legislation this week that will extend expiring Highway Trust Fund spending...

Senate OK’s 3-Week HTF Extension and Confirms Feinberg as FRA Administrator

October 29, 2015 - 3:50 p.m. The U.S. Senate has approved H.R. 3819, the three-week Highway Trust Fund extension through November 20...

House to Vote on Budget Deal Today; Procedures Announced for Highway Bill Consideration in House; Senate May Vote on Short-Term Highway Trust Fund Extension Today

October 28, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. Last night, the House Rules Committee set the stage for today’s House consideration of the FY...

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