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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) this week announced the recipients of more than $302 million in grant funds under the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program to help repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure across the country. The grants will fund 12 projects in…
May 29, 2020
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $5 million in FY 2020 competitive grant funding to support transit services for American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in rural areas. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program is authorized by Congress to support public…
May 29, 2020
Siemens Mobility—a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years—has agreed to join the FREEtheMIBS (#FREEtheMIBs) campaign advocating for open sharing of proprietary management information bases (MIBs). Siemens Mobility is now the second traffic controller manufacturer to make its MIBs…
May 27, 2020
The Michigan DOT (MDOT) will invest about $1 million to install 382 miles of sinusoidal corrugations—or ''mumble strips"—on asphalt shoulders along various state trunkline routes in several counties in the Upper Peninsula. These variable-depth strips will be installed on shoulders 6 ft wide or less…
May 27, 2020
In an interview with Wired magazine, U.S. Representative Seth Moutlon (D.-Mass.) unveiled his national plan for building a high-speed rail network meant to connect cities such as Chicago with Atlanta and Portland with Vancouver, Canada. His plan taps in at an estimated $205 billion. High-speed…
May 22, 2020
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID) today announced the roundabout at Venture Drive and Day Drive in Gwinnett County, Georgia is now operational. The GPCID said construction on this and the Venture Drive/Steve Reynolds intersection improvement project will continue through…
May 21, 2020
Demonstration of UV disinfecting technology at the Corona Maintenance Facility
Demonstration of UV disinfecting technology at the Corona Maintenance Facility. Image: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit via Flickr
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) this week announced an ultraviolet (UV) light pilot program said to kill coronavirus (COVID-19), with the first phase set to launch on subways, buses, and other New York City Transit facilities throughout the system early next week. The MTA pilot will…
May 20, 2020
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling on Americans to practice highway safety to the same degree they practice efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the nation continues to reopen. NTSB says that in a typical year, more than 36,000 Americans are killed…
May 19, 2020
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by December 31, 2020, as required by Congress. The agency says based on railroads’ First…
May 18, 2020
Amtrak issues new guidelines for customers traveling during COVID-19
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Amtrak is issuing travel guidelines that aim to reassure customers that several added cleanliness and convenience measures have been implemented on their trains as the country begins to reopen during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While some routes have been reduced or suspended, Amtrak says…
May 15, 2020
Ride Health launches transportation network in NYC equipped for COVID-19
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Ride Health—a mobility provider for health care organizations—announced the company has assembled the Greater New York City area's first transportation network designed to address coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Local PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organizations and…
May 14, 2020
Several public transit agencies and transportation unions are calling on federal lawmakers to support public transportation with $33 billion in dedicated aid to the industry in the next coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) this week joined…
May 13, 2020
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