Latest Rail News
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors approved a $1.15 billion budget for fiscal year 2012 that is slightly smaller than the FY 2011 budget ($1.25 billion). The budget, which takes effect October 1, supports the opening of the first section of the Orange Line light-rail to Irving in J ...
Construction of South Florida's first complete ground transportation hub began Tuesday, September 27 when Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad joined local officials and representatives of Amtrak, Greyhound, Miami-Dade Transit Metrorail and Metrobus and Tri-Rail for a &qu ...
BNSF was presented with the Domestic Carrier of the Year Award this month at Michaels' 14th Annual Vendor CEO Summit in Dallas. The theme of the event was "Michaels of the Future." Each year, Michaels evaluates the service of its transportation providers through stakeholder s ...
Revitalization of a shortline freight railroad is spurring the creation of new jobs and business opportunities in rural Northwest Louisiana. By investing $3.3 million in new tracks, equipment and a transloading facility slated to open officially on October 5, Patriot Rail is providing cost-effic ...
The $26.2 million rehabilitation of three aging Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road bridges in Hampton Bays, N.Y., is getting underway next month, a major East End infrastructure improvement financed by the Federal Transit Administration and the MTA Capital Program. ...
Amtrak is beginning the work on a multi-year project for the full replacement of track in all four of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road East River tunnels starting the weekend of October 1-2. The MTA urged Amtrak, which owns Penn Station, to perform this crit ...
Early construction work for Oregon's Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project begins the week of Sept. 26, along SW Lincoln Street between 1st and 4th avenues. The 7.3-mile project is the region's sixth MAX line to be built and extends from the terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines a ...
Massive repairs on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Port Jervis Line, at an estimated cost of $50 million, will allow train service to resume by the end of the year, according to a damage assessment presented Sept. 26, at the MTA Metro-North Railroad committee meeting. ...
Kansas City Southern launched a new look and improved functionality for its website, www.kcsouthern.com. "KCS enlisted a third party to survey its customers to learn what they like about doing business with KCS and how we could improve," said KCS Executive Vice President of s ...
Union Pacific will invest nearly $10.5 million in the rail line that runs from Des Moines to Iowa Falls, Iowa. Various projects over the almost 65 miles of the line include removing and installing 52,500 ties, replacing more than two miles of rail in various curves, as well as renewing the surfa ...
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