Latest Rail News
21 January 2011

Caltrain budget woes

As San Francisco Bay Area’s Caltrain begins its budget process, it faces a $30 million deficit and the prospect of drastic cuts to its service. Under the current budget scenario, cuts could be as severe as a reduction in service to 48 trains that would operate only during the week ...
Hougen Manufacturing, Inc., in Swartz Creek, Mich. has introduced its new Trak-Star Hydraulic Rail Saw, model HS16, which has been designed to maximize operator comfort, safety and ergonomics.  The new saw is designed for one-man operation and has several features, that when combi ...
Evraz Inc. NA, a  North American steel manufacturer plans to relocate its headquarters from Portland, Ore. to Chicago, Ill. this June. In North America, Evraz produces more than 5 million tons annually of flat, long, and tubular steel products for major markets including infrastru ...
Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, has appointed Axion’s current president and COO, Steve Silverman, as its new chief executive officer while retaining his title of president, effective immediately. Jim Kerst ...
The Texas Transportation Institute has released its congestion report, the 2010 Urban Mobility Report, which looked at road congestion in 439 United States urban areas. As in past years, the data shows the importance of public transportation in relieving congestion. In fact, the report’s m ...
The Ohio Rail Development Commission has approved the second project within two months to upgrade and rehabilitate tracks in Fairfield County, The Eagle-Gazette reports. The new project will be the rehabilitation of a 5.8-mile stretch of track running south of Lancaster on the Indiana & ...
Medina officials are preparing a railroad improvement project that they hope will recruit more railway users and enhance the city’s economy, the Cleveland Sun News reports. Using almost $1 million in federal stimulus money, the city could complete rail upgrades this summer that, o ...
The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved the financial plan of the Central Subway, Phase 2 of the SFMTA’s Third Street Light Rail Project, the San Francisco Sentinel reports. The Board’s approval is a step in anticipation of submitting the ...
The weekend of January 21-23 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will upgrade areas of track and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will continue construction activities on the Orange Line. This work, which includes repairing rail fasteners and repairing tunnel leaks, is critic ...
Seattle Northline Sounder riders to Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett will need to take special or regular bus service from Seattle January 19 after mudslides closed Northline tracks. Regular Sounder service to Edmonds and Mukilteo will operate on January 20, and train service to Everett wi ...
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