Latest Rail News
26 January 2011

Obama

In a state-of-the union speech on January 25, 2011, the United Transportation Union reports, President Obama singled out high-speed rail as "the most reliable way to move people," saying that "within 25 years, our goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail, w ...
CSXT Corporation will invest $2 billion to increase the quality, flexibility and capacity of its rail network. That's on top of the $1.8 billion the company invested in 2010, a year in which operating income was $3.1 billion. "CSXT believes in the ability of the U.S. economy to c ...
Viterra Inc., a global agribusiness, has confirmed that it is in discussions regarding a possible transaction to lease and operate the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) Grain Terminal. The MPA Grain Terminal is a CGC licensed transfer elevator, which operates year round and has a storage ...
The Toronto Transit Commission will be constructing a new double cross-over section of subway track at College Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line. Once completed, the new cross-over will result in more efficient and reliable service. When completed, subway trains will be able to turn ba ...
ODVA will form a new special interest group to evolve ODVA technologies for rail transport. Aimed at enhancing ODVA's specifications with services and device profiles to meet the needs of rail transport, the resulting standards are expected to provide a comprehensive solution for rail transport, ...
Savage Companies has made plans to construct, own and operate a large multi-user rail terminal in Trenton, N.D. The terminal, to be known as Trenton Railport, will be served by BNSF, and will be designed to bring large-scale rail service to the Bakken Formation with oil-field related materials su ...
The Laramie Economic Development Corp. is currently on track for developing its proposed South Laramie Trans-Modal rail site project this spring, reports the Wyoming Business Report. The project will allow Laramie and Al ...
The Alaska Railroad Corporation has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to impede a permit for construction of a bridge over the Tanana River near Salcha, Ak. The Alaska Railroad has requested the Corps of Engineers grant the permits unde ...
More than 100 California public and private sector transportation leaders voiced strong support for implementing high-speed rail in California in a report from the Center for Urban Infrastructure at Brandman University. The report said that in addition to the advantages of job creation and reduct ...
Employees of railroads in Alabama and Florida have chosen the United Transportation Union as their bargaining representative, the UTU reports.On South Florida Tri-Rail, a commuter railroad where the UTU already represents both sides of the cab, employees of the operations center have chose ...
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