Latest Rail News

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority’s board of directors approved advanced conceptual engineering (ACE) plans for the Foothill Gold Line light-rail project from Glendora to Montclair, Calif.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) has announced that James A. Hixon, executive vice president law and corporate relations and chief legal officer, will be retiring from his position as of Dec. 1, 2016. 

The Expo Line Phase 2 Extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

The Port Authority of Allegheny County has announced that crews successfully completed the six-month rail replacement project along the Red Line and the transit agency will resume service between the Fallowfield and Potomac stations Oct. 2.

The Metropolitan Council (Met Council) approved the Blue Line Extension Light-Rail project's final scope and budget and the project's environmental reviews are now complete.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced that its $203 million Wilson Station Reconstruction Project is more than 50 percent complete.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $1.595 billion infrastructure plan Sept. 27 to develop a new train hall serving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Amtrak.

Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines.

The Lincoln County Port Authority in Libby, Mont., received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a planned rail spur.

Gross & Janes Co. has appointed Bill Behan as the company’s new president, with Mike Pourney acting as CEO and overseeing strategic planning.

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