Amtrak carried more than 31.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2012 ending September 30, marking the highest annual ridership total since America's Railroad® started operations in 1971 and the ninth ridership record during the past ten years.
Global diversified industrial company Harsco Corporation secured three new international orders within its Harsco Rail group totaling more than $85 million in projected revenues and further adding to the group's multi-year production backlog.
Union Pacific Railroad acquired complete ownership of a rail line in Oklahoma three decades after state officials saved what continues to be a link of commerce through the Sooner State.
Indiana University students and Bloomington commuters will notice increased trains speeds beginning Monday, Oct. 15 on the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) rail line that cuts through the IU campus and the balance of the city.
Southern California's Metrolink partnered with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SanBAG) in its groundbreaking event for the Eastern Maintenance Facility (EMF) Expansion project on Thursday, Oct. 4. SanBAG is the lead agency and funding source for the $13 million project.
The MARTA Board of Directors selected Keith T. Parker as MARTA's next general manager and chief executive officer on Oct. 4.
Patsy Crisafi, co-founder, principal and executive vice-president of Roadway Worker Training, Inc., and Vinnie Vaccarello, president and co-owner of All Railroad Services Corporation, both of St. Augustine, Fla., were killed in a small plane crash on Oct. 3 in Gary, Ind.
BNSF was awarded the 2012 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence during the AREMA Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.
Canadian Pacific launched new faster intermodal train services connecting Vancouver, B.C., to Toronto, ON, or Chicago, Ill.
RailWorks Corporation named Daniel Brown corporate equipment manager.