The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the following statement from Administrator Sarah Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of May 12, 2015. Eight people died and more than 200 were injured.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sent a letter to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) calling for immediate repairs to three locations FTA deemed high risks for smoke and fire incidents on the Metrorail system.
Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Technologies, officially changed its name to coincide with the company's successful propulsion open-air test of the high-speed transportation concept.
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.
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.