Latest Rail News
The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated nearly $50 million in rail investments to bolster both passenger and freight service through the state and jumpstart planning for high-speed rail between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. 
 
 A $34 million TIGER II grant will f ...
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital. Headquartered near Miami, Ariz., AZER is composed of two rail lines operating more than 200 trac ...
The Federal Rail Administration approved the preferred route for Northern Lights Express. The route uses existing BNSF track from Minneapolis to Duluth, Minn., in the Highway 65 and Interstate 35 corridor. The approval is an important step for addressing the state's transportation needs, accordi ...
The San Fransisco Bay Caltrain Board of Directors unanimously approved TransitAmerica Services Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., to operate the Peninsula commuter rail system. The approval comes after an extensive competitive bidding process that took more than 15 months and included detailed and expert ...
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Wyoming by investing nearly $31 million in the rail line that runs from Lusk to Shawnee. Various projects that stretch to almost 37-miles of the line include removing and installing more than 28 miles of rail and nearly 75,000 concr ...
The Lario Logistics LLC subsidiary, Bakken Oil Express LLC, will complete in September The Bakken Oil Express Rail Hub, the first multiple shipper unit train loading operation in North Dakota. Lario acquired the facility, then owned by EDOG Logistics, in the 4th quarter of 2010 and has ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed an agreement committing $1 billion to Denver's Eagle P3, a 30-mile two-pronged commuter rail project that will expand transportation choices in the greater Denver area, create jobs and cut nearly half the amount of time it now takes to get from dow ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded three grants to Caltrans, totaling $55 million, to reduce congestion and increase safety on the Pacific Surfliner intercity rail corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif. "More Californians are choosing trains for travel and Caltran ...
Grace Crunican is taking over as the new Bay Area Rapid Transit general manager. Crunican was appointed Wednesday, August 31, 2011. "The Board selected Ms. Crunican because of her 32 years of experience in the public transportation industry," BART Board President Bob Frankli ...
During the 10th anniversary period of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Amtrak is enhancing security measures by conducting more passenger and baggage screenings, increasing the use of K-9 explosive detection teams and expanding police patrols at stations, on trains, along the tracks and other key ...
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