Issue / Rail Safety

Senate Questions STB and Amtrak Board of Directors Nominees on Safety and Pending Regulations

July 27, 2018 Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation considered presidential nominees Rick...

FRA Solicits Applications for More Rail Grant Funds

July 20, 2018 This week, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $318 million in railroad...

FTA Finalizes Transit Safety Rules

July 20, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration this week finalized two long-awaited safety rules governing all transit agencies...

Senate Banking Leaders Introduce Rail Transit Inspection Bill

June 27, 2018 On June 26, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Banking Committee introduced a bill clarifying that...

Guest Op-Ed: Five Hidden Flaws in Most Transit Systems

May 21, 2018 Having spent over thirty years in transportation operations and leadership positions of government, I have seen that...

Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition

When: 4:00pm ET, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Where: Via webinar [embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/dntXVo7oap0[/embed] Public...

Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition

*New: Click here to download track maintenance data used in this report. Public transit maintenance is not often headline news. Yet...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 14, 2018

Tuesday, May 15 – Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs – full committee business meeting to consider nominations including...

House Subcommittee Scrutinizes Florida’s Brightline

April 19, 2018  The House Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing today to examine All Aboard Florida’s (AAF) use of...

House Panel Pushes Railroads, Regulators on PTC Deadline

February 23, 2018 The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held an oversight hearing on February 15 to...

PTC Implementation: It Could Be Worse. (In Europe, it Is.)

February 14, 2018 Ten days ago, another fatal Amtrak accident occurred in South Carolina, and once again, the National...

FY19 Budget Request: Transportation Taxes and User Fees

February 14, 2018 The federal budget isn't just about spending. President Trump's fiscal 2019 budget has also proposed several...

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