Latest Rail News

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will establish an Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) to serve as a critical resource for the department in framing federal policy for the continued development and deployment of automated transportation.

Harsco Corporation has appointed Jeswant Gill as president of Harsco Rail, effective Nov. 1, 2016.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued a proclamation naming Oct. 17 to 23 Wisconsin Freight Rail Week in the state.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has appointed Jamie Jackson as its new director of transit development.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has completed construction on a station along its Purple Line extension six weeks ahead of schedule. 

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined local officials and workers for a tour and discussion of the California high-speed rail project.

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and the city of Mesa, Ariz., celebrated the start of construction on the system’s Gilbert Road Extension Oct. 15 at a community fall festival.

Metra, which serves the Chicago suburban community with passenger rail service, has proposed a $1.06 billion budget for 2017, which includes increases in fares to pay for capital improvements.

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) opened additional tracks at Hoboken Terminal Oct. 17, enabling the full restoration of train service into the hub.

Amtrak's Gateway Program to construct two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River to bring the number of tracks connecting New Jersey and New York City from two to four is making steady progress.

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