Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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The shortline industry began the New Year with good news: Extension of the railroad track maintenance credit.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:08

Phoenix Valley Metro avoids strike

Phoenix's Valley Metro said a potential work stoppage has been averted and light-rail service will run as normal on New Year's Eve.

David L. Starling, Kansas City Southern's president and CEO, outlined the state of the railroad in a letter dated Dec. 21 and posted to the KCS website. Starling says the railroad's 125th anniversary year has been a success; something he aims to continue into 2013.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00

NRC names 2013 Hall of Fame inductee

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) named James J. (Jim) Daloisio, Chairman and CEO, Railroad Construction Company of South Jersey as its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:45

FRA proposes revisions to PTC rule

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is proposing a revision to the rule concerning positive train control (PTC) in response to a petition from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority crews worked around the clock to fix damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which moved through the Philadelphia, Pa., area on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Construction of a $336-million, concrete-walled railroad trench reaching 30 feet deep, 65 feet wide and 1.4 miles long through the city of San Gabriel, Calif., began on Nov. 1.

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy slapped the Northeast, transportation providers are still scrambling to repair infrastructure and restore service.

New York and New Jersey rail transit remains in a state of emergency while crews work at a non-stop pace to repair damage and restore service.

Repairs continue to be made on Amtrak's system in order to resume service to and from New York City from points south and north on the Northeast Corridor.

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