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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.

The “Living Legend,” Union Pacific’s (UP) No. 844 steam locomotive, is set to celebrate the Oct. 22 opening of Big River Crossing in Memphis, Tennessee, by traveling more than 1,200 miles one-way.

The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board's pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations (REMSA, RSI and RSSI) and numerous members, and the railway contrac ...

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) today announced its adoption of final rules to revise its arbitration methods in compliance with the requirements outlined in the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015, P.L. 114-110 (2015) (Act).

The San Diego Association of Governments awarded Mid-Coast Contractors a $921.8 million construction manager/general contractor contract to build the Mid-Coast Trolley, construction and development firm Skanska announced today.

U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky announced this week that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the West Lake Corridor (WLC) extension of the South Shore Line (SSL) expansion the green light to move into the proj ...

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. 

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