Latest Rail News
As part of Union Pacific's $3 million investment in track improvements, the railroad will increase the speed of its trains in several central Kansas communities. The speed will increase from 25 mph to 49 mph across UP's 20-mile line between Whitewater, Kan., and Wichita, Kan. Train spe ...
Kansas City Southern has appointed Michael Cline to vice president and treasurer, replacing Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer Paul Weyandt, who retired this summer. Cline has worked in finance for 28 years. He joins KCS from Great Plains Energy, where he spent 10 years, mo ...
Amtrak has named Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, Okla., as chairman and Mayor Susan Kluttz of Salisbury, N.C., as vice chairman of the Amtrak Mayors' Advisory Council. "I look forward to leading the Amtrak Mayors' Advisory Council in our focus on expanded national transportat ...
Watco Transload and Intermodal Services has named Ed Diemert general manager of its St. Louis, Mo., transload facility. Diemert will be responsible for managing operating activi¬ties and will also be tasked with managing operating and financial resources. According to Watco, Diemer ...
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer sent a personal letter to the leaders of CSX, Amtrak, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Railway Administration, urging them to work together and reach the necessary agreements to move forward with rail projects across the state. ...
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Richard Davey as Secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, effective September 1. Davey will replace outgoing MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan, who last month announced his decision to resign in order to return ...
PB/RK&K, a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff and RK&K in association with AECOM, has been selected to serve the Maryland Transit Administration as an on-call general engineering consultant for statewide transportation projects. Under its contract PB/RK&K will provide pr ...
NuStar Logistics, EOG Resources Rail Yard (Louisiana) LLC and EOG Resources Marketing, Inc., have entered into a definitive agreement to jointly develop, build and own a 70,000-barrel-per-day unit train offloading facility at NuStar's crude oil terminal in St. James, La. The project will facilit ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has adopted a Green Construction Policy. The policy requires identifying and mitigating the impacts of emissions on human health, the environment and climate for on-road, off-road construction and equipment used in L ...
California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri will receive $336.2 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to purchase next-generation, American-made trains that will run on rail corridors in those states. Previously awarded rail dollars bring the amount received by these five states ...
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