Latest Rail News
For the first time since the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened in 1970, the Lake Michigan port will have an onsite, dedicated rail-switching service. Norfolk Southern has been selected to begin providing switching services for customers of Indiana’s oldest port beginning in February.R ...
Nordco Inc. has merged its Nordco Rail Services and Dapco Industries subsidiaries into a single business unit called Nordco Rail Services and Inspection Technologies. The move makes it possible to better serve customers by combining the skills, knowledge and experience of the two companies into ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $50,000 grant to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to design a program that will mitigate the onset and development of post traumatic stress disorder and acute distress disorder in train crews and other railroad personnel. ...
The Canadian Auto Workers, representing mechanical services employees, and Canadian Pacific Railway reached a tentative contract settlement. The Memorandum of Settlement will be sent to the union membership for ratification, which is expected to conclude within three weeks. Det ...
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, elected officers and welcomed a new board member at its meeting February 3. In a unanimous vote, San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd was elected to serve a second term as chair to provide continuity in deali ...
Senate democrats and republicans have finalized appointments to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. The Senate Banking Committee is responsible for legislation affecting mass transit. Committee chairman is Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D. ...
Amtrak intends to spend $50 million to begin preliminary engineering and design on two new rail tunnels from New Jersey to New York City. The "Gateway Tunnel" project was revealed by U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), President and CEO of Amtrak, Joseph Bo ...
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will introduce a reduced winter schedule affecting the Metro-North New Haven Line rush-hour, peak-direction trains starting Monday, February 7. This schedule reduces service by approximately 10 percent percent during peak hours. In nearly all ca ...
The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project in Minnesota is poised to create at least 3,400 jobs now that the federal government has forwarded the Full Funding Grant Agreement to Congress. A 60-day courtesy review will occur prior to execution, when an FFGA will commit the federal government ...
The Caltrain Board of Directors has set two public hearings to receive comments on possible service and fare changes, station closures as well as to declare a fiscal emergency. Caltrain Executive Director Michael Scanlon called the board’s action “the first step in the proce ...
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