Latest Rail News
VIA Rail Canada has completed CA$3 million (US$3,050,330) to Union Station in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The Honorable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) was joined by VIA Chairman Paul G. Smith; VIA President Marc Laliberté; Winnipeg Deputy Mayor Justin Swandel and BOMA Manitoba P ...
Canadian Pacific is bringing a unique competition to Minneapolis as the railroad's annual Spike Driving Competition is being held in the United States for the first time. Following district "spike offs," the top 16 men and women across CP's 14,800-mile network in Canada a ...
A project to create a new connection to three railroads from the Iron Highway Industrial Park at Leipsic, Ohio, will be administered by the Ohio Rail Development Commission, after ORDC Commissioners approved the move at its regular meeting. ORDC will administer the funding for the project on behalf ...
Three weeks after Hurricane Irene caused catastrophic damage that forced a complete shutdown of the Port Jervis Line, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad will partially resume rail service on the line Monday, September 19. Simultaneously, a massive effort is ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York awarded a contract to excavate the cavern that will house the 86th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway and build the station's basic structure. The contract, valued at $301 million, was awarded to a joint venture of Skanska USA and Tra ...
Nearly 8.7 million trips were taken on TriMet buses, MAX and WES in August. Weekly ridership on all modes increased 1.5 percent during the month compared with August 2010. Double-digit increases for weekday rides continue on the MAX Green Line and WES, up 12.7 percent and 18.6 percent. ...
The San Diego North County Transit District recently awarded a $32 million contract to Herzog Technologies, Inc., to install Positive Train Control on COASTER trains. The NCTD Board of Directors approved the contract at a recent meeting and Herzog received the "notice to proceed&q ...
William Gough, P.E., was named a vice president of Gannett Fleming. Based in the firm's corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., Gough serves as a project manager in the firm's Transportation Division. With more than 34 years of experience, Gough is responsible for the design, inspec ...
TranSystems promoted Timothy Rock to regional vice president of the company's Midwest Region. Rock, a firm principal, has been with TranSystems for 14 years, serving in a number of progressively diverse roles in the company, most recently director of operations. He is a leader in the firm's Kans ...
The United States Federal Railroad Administration will give eight cities and states a shared $19.4 million to replace, relocate and improve segments of railroad track in order to enhance safety, livability and economic development. The FRA received 51 applications from across the country for the ...
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