In California, Metrolink experienced record ridership this Thanksgiving holiday. Operating the same number of trains as last year, Metrolink reported 4,448 Thanksgiving Day riders; a 36 percent increase from 2011.
Kansas City Southern celebrated its 125th anniversary of railroad operations on Nov. 27, by ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
A new signal system is being installed on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line that will increase safety and more efficiently control train speed.
Crews began welding together the first section of rail for TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project in Oregon.
The Canadian Divisional Court has dismissed an action brought by Clean Train Coalition in reference to the Metrolinx Air Rail Link (ARL) in Toronto, ON.
Amtrak named Bruce Pohlot chief engineer and Tom Quigley general manager, state-supported services. Both will report directly to D.J. Stadtler, vice president of operations, effective Dec. 10, 2012.
Stella-Jones Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire the shares of McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., a provider of treated wood products based in the state of Washington.
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) named new officers and directors for 2013.
In Edmonton, AB, Canada, tunneling crews working on the North Light Rail Transit (LRT) to Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) project broke through the wall at Churchill Station, connecting the North LRT with Edmonton's existing light-rail network.
The Chicago Transit Authority proposed a $1.39 billion budget for 2013 that maintains current service levels, freezes base fares and calls for modest reductions in discounts for CTA passes to bring them in line with other major U.S. cities.