Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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A new report from the OneRail Coalition highlights the decline in rail accidents during the past decade and calls for more people and goods to travel by rail to continue the positive safety trend.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found a broken rail, due to an undetected defect led to the October 2014 derailment of a Canadian National Railway (CN) freight train near Clair, SK, Canada.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:01

NTSB unveils two-year Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2017-2018 Most Wanted List, implementing a new two-year cycle as opposed to the annual one previously used.

The Metra Board of Directors approved the agency's 2017 budget, which includes a fare increase that will fund needed capital requirements.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has proposed a $6 billion 2017 operating and capital budget.

Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Federal Way Link light-rail extension, which would extend light rail south from Angle Lake in the city of SeaTac to the Federal Way Transit Center.

Siemens and Bentley Systems have formalized a strategic alliance agreement where the companies will invest €50 million (US$54.3 million) in developing joint solutions to enlarge their respective offerings for infrastructure and industry to the benefit of the end-customers.

A total of five consortia and companies have qualified to bid on two contracts from CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, to build part of a proposed CA$5.5-billion (US$4.06-billion) light-rail project in Montreal.

Friday, 11 November 2016 11:26

Valley Metro names Smith to CEO post

Scott Smith, who has served as Valley Metro's interim CEO since February 2016, will transition to a two-year term as the agency's CEO.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 11:09

CSX updates Q4 expectations

CSX has revised its expectations for fourth quarter performance to reflect a decrease in earnings per share, but says it remains committed to finding cost savings and efficiencies and invest in improvements to drive its long-term strategy.

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