The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) proposal to build track extensions at the existing Port Washington Yard would immediately improve train service for Port Washington Branch customers and provide more service to the East Side of Manhattan at Grand Central Terminal once the East Side Access project is completed.
Unity Railway Supply Co., Inc. and IRECO, LLC named Marc Trani president, succeeding Bob Grandy who retired, effective April 30, 2013.
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.