Latest Rail News
12 January 2011

Gary McVoy joins PB

Gary R. McVoy has been named transportation sustainability practice leader of Parsons Brinckerhoff.   In his new position, McVoy, who will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, will be responsible for advising PB’s clients on sustainability, environmental stew ...
Bourque Logistics, a rail logistics software company in The Woodlands, Texas, has certified Lat-Lon's remote monitoring devices for integration with BL's RAILTRAC® GPS software. With this combination, shippers can now enhance decision-making, asset management and regulatory compliance through re ...
Arch Coal, Inc., of St. Louis, has acquired a 38 percent interest in Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC, the owner of a bulk commodity terminal on the Columbia River near Longview, Wash., in exchange for $25 million plus additional consideration upon the completion of certain project milestones ...
William Schafer, Jr., has joined TranSystems' freight rail group bringing expertise in planning, engineering, and construction for freight and passenger main track infrastructure, terminal facilities and commuter and light rail systems. Schafer has more than 30 years experience in the rail indus ...
11 January 2011

N.J. Governor

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie put forward a transportation capital plan for the next five years that will improve critical infrastructure throughout N.J. and begin to end the state's long over reliance on debt to finance transportation projects. The plan is consistent with the Gov ...
Leveraging the economic and environmental benefits of rail, customers committed to 130 new or expanded facilities on CSXT lines in 2010. Upon completion, these projects will create as many as 5,200 new jobs. The facilities are located in 18 states, and include markets such as energy, c ...
Alderon has initiated discussions with Iron Ore Company of Canada, a member of the Rio Tinto group, on use of the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway. Alderon has also initiated discussions with the Port of Sept-Iles for access to its soon-to-be constructed deep water multi-user facility. ...
The Alaska Railroad invites the public to an open house 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, at the Anchorage Historic Depot at 411 West First Avenue. The venue provides an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed Program of Projects (POP) for 2011. The open house will showcase ...
Capital Metro in Texas has hired Melvin Clark as vice president of rail operations. The creation and filling of this position completes a key recommendation from the Sunset Advisory Commission. "The hiring of Melvin Clark is consistent with my goal of raising the bar and t ...
Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial railroad ties, will install its thermoplastic railroad ties, designed from 100% recycled plastic, in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The city of Calgary operates approximately 28 miles of track for light rail ...
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