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.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors has authorized a revised contract with URS Energy and Construction, Inc., to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar that sets the total price for its work on the project at $59 million.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed Virginia's Road to the Future, the state's first transportation funding plan approved in 27 years, which will increase funding for Virginia's transit providers by $509 million and provide more than $256 million in funding for intercity passenger rail within the first five years.
VIA Rail Canada has released its 2012 Annual Report to the public. The company's continued commitment to the efficient use of public funds helped bring down the operating deficit for the third year in a row.