The derailment of a CSX coal train on a railroad bridge in Ellicott City, Md., on August 20, 2012, was caused by a broken rail with evidence of rolling contact fatigue (RCF), according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) began construction on a new station in Potomac Shores; the station is expected to open in 2017.
Harsco Corporation completed its transition of the appointment of F. Nicholas Grasberger to president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. The company originally announced the transition in April.
Passengers along the Raleigh to Charlotte rail corridor in North Carolina will experience some of the benefits of the Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) following project milestones met last week.
Union Pacific employees achieved a 1.01 reportable safety incident rate for the first half of the year (through June 30, 2014), matching the best-ever rate achieved in the first half of 2011.
Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have reached a tentative six-year labor agreement covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada.
VIA Rail Canada launched an extensive renovation project July 29, which will transform its station in Brockville, Ontario.
The Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Purple Line, a light-rail line to be constructed in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) made several organizational changes within the operations department.
Watco Transportation Services appointed Larry McCloud to general manager for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR). He will be responsible for the daily operations, specifically focusing on improving safety, productivity and efficiency.