Latest Rail News

new-study-analyzes-condition-of-washington-states-shortline-railroads-repair-costs
August 04, 2015
According to a recent study by the Washington Department of Transportation and the Washington State University Freight Policy Transportation Institute, more than half of the state's shortline rail miles aren't up to modern standards.
rtd-begins-construction-on-colorado’s-longest-bridge
August 04, 2015
One of the bridges along Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) North Metro Rail Line will be the longest in the FasTracks program. It will also be the longest bridge in Colorado. Construction began in early...
canada-commits-funds-to-via-rail’s-ottawa-montreal-corridor-infrastructure-improvements
August 04, 2015
The Canadian government plans to invest CA$102 million (US$77 million) over a two-year period to support several infrastructure projects that will increase the safety and efficiency of VIA Rail Canada's Ottawa-Montreal rail corridor for travelers.
sfmta-begins-service-along-e-embarcadero-streetcar-line
August 04, 2015
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) launched the E Embarcadero (E Line) streetcar line, offering a single-seat ride from AT&T Park and the Caltrain station to Fisherman's Wharf and the northeast waterfront.
up-to-complete-135-million-in-wyoming-trackwork-by-mid-september
August 03, 2015
Union Pacific plans to strengthen its infrastructure in Wyoming by investing $13.5 million in its line between Laramie and near Hanna. The project began July 16 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.

ontario-to-increase-go-capacity-on-lakeshore-lines
August 03, 2015
Ontario is partnering with the Canadian government to help to ease congestion at key crossings along the Lakeshore East and West GO Transit corridors by building new road-under-rail grade separations in Scarborough and Halton Region.
August 03, 2015
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented engineers employed by Paducah and Louisville Railway ratified a new five-year agreement.
July 31, 2015
Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation's seventh round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants totaled $9.8 billion, almost 20 times the $500 million set aside for the program, demonstrating the continued need...
July 31, 2015
Houston METRO is continuing its efforts to educate the community about safety along the light-rail lines.
July 31, 2015
Union Pacific's board of directors elected Lance Fritz chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective October 1.