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The roll-out of positive train control (“PTC”) is a daunting task for many railroads. Even without PTC we would still call this a very busy time in the realm of railroad safety. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“RSIA”), which included the PTC mandate, was...
The Riverside County Transportation Commission, which oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County, is seeking a Toll Project Manager to manage delivery of toll projects from the environmental phase through design and construction. This is a...
Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an additional $2 billion in High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program funding, bringing the total awards for the program to $10.1 billion. USDOT distributed the $2 billion to 22 projects in 15 states, but three big winners together...
As discussed in yesterday's post on California, three big winners have emerged from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of $2 billion in federal funds to 15 states for 22 different high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects. The second biggest winner of this...
Posted by Kevin M. Sheys and Peter W. Denton Today U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced an additional $2 billion in High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program funding, bringing the total awards for the program to $10.1 billion. The $2 billion awarded today by the Department of...
Last week, the North Texas Tollway Authority scored a touchdown by closing on $1 billion of bonds and notes to finance an 11.5 mile extension of the President George Bush turnpike in the Dallas Metroplex, which provides convenient access to the new Dallas Cowboys football stadium. A major...
The Reason Foundation, a non-profit, public policy think tank based in Los Angeles, seeks a policy analyst in transportation. Qualified candidates should have a relevant degree, a solid understanding of free-market public policy, and an aptitude for written communication. Ideal...
On Monday March 14, House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) conducted the latest of a series of field hearings, this one in his home district in Central Florida, to discuss pending major transportation legislation. It was the only scheduled field hearing in Florida on the...
The fiscally conservative House majority continues to pursue reductions in federal spending, and federal transportation spending is part of the mix. Further use of the general fund to supplement the Highway Trust Fund motor fuel taxes, as well as increases in fuel taxes, are opposed by the...
On February 17, 2011, Judge Wynne Carvill of the Alameda County Superior Court filed a 38 page opinion denying the efforts of Professional Engineers in California Government (“PECG”), the union that represents Caltrans engineers, to stop Phase 2 of the Presidio Parkway project in San...