Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Union Pacific will spend $78.6 million improving its infrastructure in Nebraska this year. The planned spend is on top of the $200 million the railroad has invested in its infrastructure in the state between 2011 and 2015.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 10 at the future Sky Ridge Station for Denver's Southeast Rail Extension Project.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:32

Ottensmeyer to become KCS CEO in July

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer will succeed David L. Starling as Kansas City Southern's chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. Ottensmeyer will keep the title of president, a position he assumed on March 1, 2015.

The Heart of Texas Railroad (HTR) is being acquired by a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group.

The planned Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) has been approved to proceed in a simplified version following months of project re-evaluation.

Union Pacific has slated $78.8 million of its 2016 capital program to improve its Illinois rail network.

On May 6, Minnesota State Representative Jon Koznick and Lynda Boudreau, staff for U.S. Representative John Kline, joined GoRail and National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) shared member company – RailWorks Corporation – for a tour of its facility in Lakeville, Minn.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued an urgent safety directive to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) just one day after the agency released a plan aimed at improving safety and maintenance on its rail system.

An event held in Burlington, Vt., placed the spotlight on a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) that will be used to extend passenger rail from New York City to Burlington.

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:35

Kansas City streetcar begins to roll

Federal and local officials gathered May 6 to kick off inaugural service of the modern Kansas City Streetcar.

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