Tags: Federal Railroad Administration

Some DOT operations suspended with government shutdown

Oct 01, 2013

Some DOT operations suspended with government shutdown

Some U.S. Department of Transportation operations have been suspended due to the federal government shutdown that began at 12:01 a.m. today, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The majority of the activities suspended cannot remain in operation ...

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Operations Illustrated: Running the Rails

Dec 01, 2012

Operations Illustrated:  Running the Rails

Getting the Product Close to the Market By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Bulk shipment of aggregate by rail offers some interesting advantages to operators who have access to rail cars and distribution yards. Like marine shipments, rail can expand the market reach of ...

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LaHood announces $2 billion in high-speed rail awards

May 10, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on May 6 announced $2 billion in high-speed rail awards providing an unprecedented investment to speed up trains in the Northeast Corridor, expand service in the Midwest, and provide new, state-of-the-art locomotives and rail cars ...

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Federal Railroad Administration awards Caltrans $100 million for new equipment

Apr 27, 2011

The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) $100 million to purchase new equipment on Amtrak California trains that service the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner rail corridors. “California has seen a 60 percent increase in ridership ...

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Texas DOT awarded $5.6 million grant

Oct 28, 2010

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been awarded a $5.6 million competitive grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is calling it "an important first step in developing high-speed rail ...

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