Latest Rail News

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced Nov. 2 the launch of a three-month smartphone application pilot program that will allow North Carolina riders to plan their commutes and track trains in real time.

Metrom Rail, a developer of rail safety technology, released a new, modular PTC offering Nov. 2 that the company says can be implemented without significantly affecting train throughput.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) awarded the 2016 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, described as the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry, to Russ McDaniel of Norfolk Southern (NS) today. 

HNTB Corporation (HNTB) has hired Michael Steffen as its new senior systems project manager, specializing in positive train control.

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has announced it will invest about $14.3 million in construction on its New Orleans Subdivision before the calendar year ends. 

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 has about 5,000 workers on strike today following the expiration of the union’s contract with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ( ...

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) has ordered 45 new S70 light-rail vehicles (LRVs) from Siemens for use along its rail system.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released this year’s safety Watchlist and announced efforts to include government and industry leaders in conversations and efforts to enhance the safety of Canada’s transportation network.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) officials say they plan to present a stringent budget recommendation to the board’s Finance Committee at its Nov. 3 meeting.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Build America Bureau is urging applicants to submit proposals for as much as $850 million in Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants. ...
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