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Railway Interchange exhibits sell out
Railway Interchange 2015
host associations say they are gearing up for the biggest event to-date. With four months to go before the event, indoor and outdoor exhibition space is sold out and 60 percent of available hotel rooms have been reserved.
New study analyzes condition of Washington state's shortline railroads; repair costs
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. The study,...
Canada commits funds to VIA Rail’s Ottawa-Montreal corridor infrastructure improvements
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. These...
SFMTA begins service along E Embarcadero streetcar line
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. The E Line...
Ontario to increase GO capacity on Lakeshore Lines
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. The...
P&L engineers ratify new deal
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. The agreement provides for wage increases in each year of the agreement with...
Union Pacific elects Lance Fritz chairman of the board; places executives in new roles
Union Pacific's board of directors elected Lance Fritz chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective October 1. Fritz was named president and chief operating officer February 6, 2014. He was executive vice president operations from 2010-2014...
MassDOT appoints new leadership team
Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) named Brian Shortsleeve chief administrator for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), working alongside the newly appointed Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and named Jeff Gonneville, a 14-year veteran...
N.D. Public Service Commission, FRA sign agreement for state railroad safety program
The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) signed an agreement with the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) to implement a state Railroad Safety Program. PSC notes that not only has the volume of rail traffic in North...
Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million boost from Air District
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Board of Directors approved the allocation of $20 million dollars to help fund the electrification of the Caltrain corridor. Caltrain explains that transitioning to electric-powered trains will result in...
TransLink begins three SkyTrain station improvement projects
TransLink is in the beginning stages of upgrades to three SkyTrain stations in Vancouver, British Columbia, to improve accessibility, capacity, safety and security. Construction work began at Metrotown, Commercial-Broadway and New Westminster stations this spring. "Knowing...
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