Latest Rail News
Passengers can board The Tide, Virginia's Hampton Roads Transit light-rail line, an estimated $338 million dollar project, Aug. 19 for a free three-day preview before regular paid service begins Aug. 22. The Tide had three previously missed opening dates. The latest delay in opening th ...
Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool plans to double the number of security cameras across the rail system, while also working with police to enhance security for passengers. Under the plan, Chicago police will deploy teams, called Wolfpacks, as well as plainclothes officers to p ...
Oregon's Coos Bay Rail line was annexed into the Port of Coos Bay's Port District with legislation signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber. By giving the Port control of the rail line, it gives the Port eligibility to apply for additional grants and loans not otherwise available to them. The rai ...
The BART Board of Directors will discuss at its June 23 meeting whether to proceed with a pilot proposal for later service on Friday nights. BART has been gathering public input on the proposal that would extend service by one hour on Friday nights but would also mean starting service ...
Norfolk Southern signed a $5.6 million, five-year reforestation and carbon sequestration agreement with GreenTrees, LLC, and planted a ceremonial first tree at the Rick Lowery Farm. Under the program, NS and GreenTrees will plant 6.04 million trees on 10,000 acres in the Mississippi De ...
AECOM Technology Corporation announced that its TrackStar alliance was awarded a US$15 million contract to build transit rail infrastructure in Queensland, Australia. The Richlands-to-Springfield section of the Darra-to-Springfield Rail program west of Brisbane, which has a constructio ...
Peter Kent, Canadian minister of the environment; along with Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's minister of transportation; Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto; York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch and Toronto Transit Commission Chair Karen Stintz participated in an event to officially start tunnel boring cons ...
Metro Transit buses, Hiawatha light rail and Northstar commuter rail will continue to operate at the current level of service in the event of a state government shutdown that could begin July 1. Barring an unlikely court decision to the contrary, the transit agency plans to operate all services ...
CSXT contracted with two prominent Ohio, Wood county organizations to prepare and train employees at the recently opened intermodal facility outside of North Baltimore. Owens Community College provided a training curriculum for employees utilizing new state-of-the-art technology and eq ...
U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, a Republican from Tennessee, has been named to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. "As a small businessperson, Congressman Fleischmann knows the importance of making wise investments in infrastructure and reducing burden ...
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