Latest Rail News

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has appointed Jamie Jackson as its new director of transit development.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has completed construction on a station along its Purple Line extension six weeks ahead of schedule. 

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined local officials and workers for a tour and discussion of the California high-speed rail project.

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and the city of Mesa, Ariz., celebrated the start of construction on the system’s Gilbert Road Extension Oct. 15 at a community fall festival.

Metra, which serves the Chicago suburban community with passenger rail service, has proposed a $1.06 billion budget for 2017, which includes increases in fares to pay for capital improvements.

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) opened additional tracks at Hoboken Terminal Oct. 17, enabling the full restoration of train service into the hub.

Amtrak's Gateway Program to construct two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River to bring the number of tracks connecting New Jersey and New York City from two to four is making steady progress.

Union Pacific (UP) has announced the completion of its rail fastening system replacement throughout the curved track in the Columbia River Gorge, which saw the June 2016 UP derailment involving 16 tank cars near the town of Mosier, Ore.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the preliminary report on the investigation of the New Jersey Transit accident at Hoboken Terminal that left one person dead and 110 injured.

Representatives from American TieTek LLC, LT Resources, Inc., and other rail industry stakeholders met with U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1) on Oct. 12 to give him a tour of American TieTek’s manufacturing facility and discuss LT Resources’ products as well as recen ...
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