Latest Rail News
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line is changing things for the better. According to a DART survey, 85 percent of Green Line customers feel the new line is making their trips easier. The Green Line survey performed in April 2011 reviewed service, safety and security, maintenance, operation, ...
On Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday Sept. 20, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority passengers may notice something very different about their commute on the roads in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Large red Xs will be painted on RTA vehicles to send the message: Don't ‘X' Out Public Transp ...
L.B. Foster Company's Pueblo, Colo., rail products facility has been selected by IndustryWeek magazine as a finalist in their search for North America's top manufacturing plants. The publication's website reported that the finalists for the 2011 Best Plants recognition for excellence in manufact ...
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said the initial notice to proceed authorization for the Central Subway's largest construction contract, $233.5 million, will be issued this week. Thus far, the project will bring in nearly $90 million to local businesses and create thousands of ...
14 September 2011

GREX hires VP engineering

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company has hired Gregory Grissom who will take on the role as vice president, engineering, effective immediately. As a professional engineer, licensed in multiple states including Texas, Grissom has extensive railroad experience managing high-profile industry ...
The U.S. House of Representatives approved an extension to continue programs for transportation, including transit programs. H.R. 2887, introduced in the House by Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL), Transportation Committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-WV), Aviation Su ...
The Federal Railway Administration awarded the Massachusetts Department of Transportation $32.5 million to expand and enhance the historic South Station in Boston. The station currently operates beyond its capacity and expects an estimated 50 percent increase in high-speed intercity passenger r ...
BNSF has launched a website dedicated to providing exclusive content to the friends, allies and advocates interested in BNSF or freight rail transportation. Those who join the 'Friends of BNSF' website will gain access to articles, documents, photos and videos, many of which are not available an ...
14 September 2011

New York

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin the last major contract this month needed to extend the 7 subway line to the Far West Side of Manhattan. The contract, signed in August for $513.7 million, was awarded to a joint venture of Skanska USA and RailWorks Corp. The funding for this ...
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's recently rebuilt Fox Chase Regional Rail Station has earned a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Fox Chase Station is the nation's first train station to receive LEED Silver. "This classification exemplifie ...
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