Through New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) initiatives, plans to permanently repair damage from Superstorm Sandy, flood-proof major sections of the subway system and begin the planning process to fortify the region's mass transit network are planned.
Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC, and Arch Coal, Inc., have written a letter of intent to create a joint venture. The new entity, to be called Black Thunder Terminal, LLC, will develop a rail terminal to provide crude oil handling, storage, rail loading and marketing services to producers in Wyoming's Powder River Basin and downstream refiners.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Primos Station in the Clifton Heights neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pa., has reopened after being modernized and rehabilitated.
Beginning June 2 and continuing through October 2013, Amtrak will continue the long-term railroad tie replacement project on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The affected ties are showing premature signs of wear, resulting in speed restrictions for New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains.
Union Pacific received the 2012 President's Award for Logistics Excellence from Toyota Logistics Services. The award, which Union Pacific won for the second consecutive year, recognizes overall logistics excellence among rail carriers.
More than 1,200 people participated in a month-long survey to name two new Amtrak Cascades trains, which have been named Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor.
Union Pacific has launched a billboard campaign aimed at encouraging drivers and pedestrians to cross tracks only at approved railroad crossings.
The Chicago Transit Authority Train Tracker now offers new features, which includes getting train arrival information at any station more quickly, to help time-pressed customers to get around more efficiently.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and the Corinth Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event on May 16 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in Corinth, Miss.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office will host an Officer on a Train event on May 15 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in Baton Rouge, La. The event will start at the KCS Yard.