New NJ Transit rail schedules take effect on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, will include additional trains on the North Jersey Coast Line that will restore service levels into New York to 100 percent, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair.
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Christopher Beall are expected to assume their new responsibilities as members of the Amtrak Board of Directors soon.
Amtrak has set out to work on a long list of infrastructure projects during 2013.
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City is bringing FASTRACK to line segments outside of the Central Business District and Downtown Brooklyn.
Between Dec. 20 and Jan. 6, VIA Rail Canada welcomed 14 percent more passengers than last year on its service, The Canadian.
CSX worked with its customers in 2012 to locate 105 new or expanded facilities on its eastern rail network or on connecting shortlines.
Amtrak is expanding its Northeast Corridor high-speed rail service with the addition of a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C, beginning on Jan. 28.
Western Australia Rail (WWAR) named Darrell Thompson as operations director. He will be responsible for verifying the operating plans based on customer tonnage projections and the weekly rail plan schedule provided and approved by the customer service logistics manager.
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has committed $135 million to extend the existing Sacramento Light Rail Blue Line by 4.3 miles, linking downtown Sacramento, Calif., to the growing South Sacramento County corridor.
The 45G infrastructure tax credit for shortline railroads has been authorized retroactively for 2012 and extended for 2013. The Railway Tie Association (RTA) responded to this news, saying that for RTA members, this is a game changing piece of legislation for hardwood and softwood tie demand for 2013.