U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and John Rockefeller IV (D-WV) introduced the STB Reauthorization Act of 2014, which the senators said is expected to increase efficiency of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) by changing internal processes and increasing timeliness of STB decisions to improve U.S. rail service.
Canadian National (CN) has officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada every week, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs.
Harsco Rail signed an agreement providing the company with exclusive worldwide sales and marketing of MRail's vertical track deflection measurement technology.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $25 million in a Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery VI grant to the Maine Department of Transportation to replace the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, N.H.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad employees have successfully rebuilt a switching control house in Cos Cob, Conn.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) have proposed an overhaul of rail safety laws and protocols to enforce and enhance safety and reliability with a rail safety bill.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is seeking a new partner to operate the 13-mile Piedmont & Northern Railway line from Gastonia to Mount Holly in Gaston County following Patriot Rail's announcement that it will terminate its lease of the shortline.
Union Pacific will begin a major rail replacement project September 15 on its West Line, which serves freight and Metra passenger trains in Illinois.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA-15) joined representatives from R.J. Corman Railroad Company and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of R.J. Corman's rail yard and material sales facility in Allentown, Pa.