Latest Rail News

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $5.1 million to two rail projects in Illinois and South Dakota.

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13) visited Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., in Amarillo, Texas, for a tour of the supplier’s facility on Oct. 3.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for a tour of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the Port of Portland on Oct. 3.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is requesting public input on proposed changes to its hours of operation in response to federal directives and to provide adequate time for maintenance to ensure the system’s safety.

National engineering firm Maser Consulting P.A. (MC) has hired Francis J. Miller, III, P.E., to lead its rail engineering service division.

New Jersey officials announced an agreement on Sept. 30, reauthorizing the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.

Legislation that would make the shortline tax credit, also referred to as 45G, permanent, has reached a milestone in its quest for cosponsors.

Extending light-rail to Virginia Beach Town Center from Newtown Road, Va., could total $243.1 million in capital costs, transit officials say.

Metra, a commuter railroad that serves the Chicago suburbs, today announced a revised schedule for its BNSF Line schedule that is set to go into effect Oct. 9.

Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has been named the highest valued rail service provider in the U.S. by Logistics Management magazine, winning the magazine’s 2016 Quest for Quality award.

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