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UPDATE 3-China blizzards snarl railroads, coal deliveries amid power worries

(Updating throughout) * Utilities under pressure due to tight gas, coal supplies * Coal futures up more than 10 pct so far this year * Snowstorms sweep across central, southern provinces * Some provinces ration power to industrial users * China Rail has prioritised coal on congested network BEIJING, Jan 29 (Reuters) - China's worst…

Infrastructure exec named to head New Jersey Transit

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The remaking of the state's transit agency, characterized recently as "a national disgrace" by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, continued Tuesday with the naming of a new executive director plucked from a major international engineering and construction firm. Kevin Corbett awaits approval by the New Jersey Transit board. If approved, he…

10 US states most in need of Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

If there is one thing Americans can agree on these days, it is that our infrastructure is a mess. In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump focused on the issue. He called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill to help rebuild our nation's crumbling infrastructure. To fund the plan,…

FRA slates hearings on environmental report for Texas bullet train

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/26/2018 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation FRA slates hearings on environmental report for Texas bullet train A rendering of the proposed Brazos Station in Grimes County, Texas. Photo – Texas Central Railway The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Jan. 29 will begin a series of 10 public…

Report: FRA chief counsel Reyes serving as acting administrator

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/30/2018 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation Report: FRA chief counsel Reyes serving as acting administrator Juan Reyes Photo – fra.dot.gov Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Chief Counsel Juan Reyes has become the agency's acting deputy administrator, according to a Politico report.Reyes is filling the role while current deputy…

Brightline steps up safety initiatives in response to rail-crossing deaths

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/22/2018 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation Brightline steps up safety initiatives in response to rail-crossing deaths Brightline President and COO Patrick Goddard held a press conference last week to announce additional safety initiatives on the passenger-rail service's route. Photo – Brightline Brightline executives are expanding safety outreach…

NTSB: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit sign before train derailed

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 1/26/2018 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation NTSB: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit sign before train derailed Derailed passenger cars on Interstate 5. Photo – NTSB The engineer of the Amtrak Cascades train missed seeing a speed-limit sign before the train derailed from an overpass in Washington state last…

Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck at grade crossing

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 2/1/2018 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck at grade crossing NTSB investigators look over the scene of yesterday's crash in Crozet, Virginia. Photo – NTSB's Flickr account The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched an investigation into what caused an…

House railroad subcommittee schedules PTC hearing

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 2/2/2018 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation House railroad subcommittee schedules PTC hearing The U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will host a Feb. 15 hearing on positive train control (PTC) implementation.The committee anticipates it will receive testimony from Amtrak, the National Transportation Safety Board,…