Latest Rail News

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) committed $1 billion toward the construction of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Blue Line Trolley extension.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sept. 14 that $27.9 million in state funding is now available to go toward initiatives to maintain and improve rail and port services in major trade and passenger travel corridors.

Six Wisconsin freight rail projects were awarded $37 million in grants and loans from the state's Freight Railroad Assistance Program.

Michael Baker International (MBI) has appointed Don Sepulveda, P.E., as vice president and rail and transit practice lead in the West Region.

Hill International, an American construction consulting firm, has received a contract extension from Sound Transit for design-build project management services during the upcoming phase of the E360 Segment of the Seattle, Washington-based East Link Light Rail extension ...

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will develop a second inland port in Dillon, S.C., following a unanimously approved resolution by the SCPA Board of Directors on Sept. 12.

A plan to deploy a new transport mode of transporting freight will be studied and fleshed out over the next few months at the Port of Houston Authority.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has begun Phase 2 of its “Operation Track Sweep,” a multi-phase plan to get trash off of subway tracks, which is expected to minimize train delays and lower the risks of track fires.

Herzog Technologies has launched a cloud-based positive train control (PTC) solution using the technologies of Red Hat, Inc., a leading global provider of open source solutions. 

Safety at crossings, stations and tracks in 14 states and the District of Columbia will be enhanced thanks to $25 million in grants awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

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