Latest Rail News

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) began service May 20 on Phase 2 of the Expo Line project.

The Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) released the final SafeTrack plan – a maintenance effort that will accelerate three years worth of work into approximately one year.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement ...

Union Pacific plans to invest $70.9 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Colorado, which is expected to enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service began May 17 along a new third track built on CSX's right-of-way from the VRE Crossroads Yard to Hamilton.

Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work despite the challenges of securing funding to build and operate the extension.

The Federal Railroad Administration and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) updated an existing 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant agreement.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed human error as the probable cause for the May 2015 Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, but said better windows would have lessened the severity of injuries of the crash and Positive Train Control (PTC) would have prevented it.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Safety Advisory to request information from State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) regarding the condition and safety performance of third-rail traction power electrification (TPE) systems at the Rail Fixed Guideway Public Transportation Systems ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a $23-million plan that will essentially split a 119-mile travel corridor into a scenic railway south of Tupper Lake and a multi-use trail north of Tupper Lake.

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