Latest Rail News

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.

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

Union Pacific tagged $83 million of its planned $3.75-billion 2016 capital program to improve infrastructure in Arkansas.

Caltrain's Modernization Program received an additional $211 million investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors on May 5, 2016.

The Massachusetts cities of Somerville and Cambridge reiterated their support and commitment for the proposed Green Line Extension Project (GLX) by pledging a combined $75 million to help bridge the project's funding gap.

In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement surrounding the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for public meetings, launched a new website and committed to expedited crossing improvements.

Metrolink will increase testing of trains along the 91/Perris Valley Line between Perris and Riverside, Calif.

Union Pacific plans to invest $121.6 million in 2016 in its transportation infrastructure in California, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

TriMet is days away from the biggest rail replacement to date on the MAX system. May 8 through May 21, MAX Blue, Green and Red lines will be disrupted and all MAX lines will run on reduced frequency as crews complete major, necessary improvement ...
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