The Senate has confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., as the next U.S. Transportation secretary by a 100-0 vote. Foxx will replace current secretary Ray LaHood.
Train and engine workers employed by DeQueen & Eastern Railroad (D&ER) voted June 20 to elect United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) as their collective bargaining representative.
SYSTRA has hired Wes Coates as vice president, sector manager, planning & operations analysis.
TriMet's system provided more than 25 million rides during the spring 2013 quarter. Compared to a year ago, overall ridership declined for March, April and May.
Union Pacific has been named a 2013 Best Diversity Company by the readers of Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology for the fifth consecutive year.
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 27 told the House Transportation subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials that the billions of private freight railroad investments spent annually on infrastructure and maintenance today provides
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 26 told a House Transportation Committee special panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation that billions in annual privately-funded rail infrastructure investments have made America's rail network vital to U.S. competitiveness in the global supply chain.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National Vice President Willard Knight is retiring following a 44-year railroad career.
Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train) is in negotiations with the city of North Las Vegas for the new train station that will serve passengers traveling on the route between Southern California and Las Vegas, Nev.
The partnership of Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Crosstex Energy, Inc., reactivated its Black Run rail loading terminal located in Frazeysburg, Ohio, on the Ohio Central Railroad (OHCR).
The Black Run facility is a 20-car rail rack with tracking gangways designed to top load multiple products, including light oil condensate and various grades of crude oil, at a rate of 24,000 barrels per day.
"The reactivation of our Black Run rail facility enables us to offer producer customers in the Utica Shale an immediate midstream solution to export their products to out-of-region markets to maximize value for our customers. We are pleased to be at the forefront of moving product by rail in an area where there is a lack of transloading capabilities," said Barry Davis, Crosstex president and chief executive officer. "Our Ohio River Valley assets continue to provide Crosstex with an exceptional growth opportunity as more wells come on line in the Utica Shale."
The OHCR is a 70-mile shortline that interchanges with the Columbus and Ohio River Railroad, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Ohio Southern Railroad and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. The Black Run terminal, which is adjacent to the partnership's oil gathering pipeline, will leverage the partnership's existing tankage and piping, as well as the capabilities of its extensive truck fleet in the Ohio River Valley.