Latest Rail News
The Federal Transit Administration has approved the 7.3-mile Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project to enter into Final Design. This allows the project to be developed from its current 30 percent design to 100 percent design. Final Design is expected to last about a year. "This app ...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker plans to apply for $150 million in federal funds to improve the Hiawatha Amtrak railroad connecting Chicago to Milwaukee, reports Businessweek. The funds would provide Milwaukee a new maintenance facility, as well as two train sets and eight locomotives. ...
Amtrak is responding to customer requests to be notified directly of major Northeast Corridor service disruptions using Twitter and a new @AmtrakNEC handle in a pilot program effective March 29. Twitter users who choose to follow @AmtrakNEC will be notified of major service disruptions ...
BNSF has released four new mobile applications that enable customers to manage their BNSF shipments on their smart phones. The new applications - Unit Trace, Switch and Release, Coal Train Tracing and Driver Lot Location - are now available on the new BNSF mobile website. "At BNSF ...
The office of Environmental Analysis of the Surface Transportation Board relased the final Environmental Impact Statement for Alaska Railroad's Port MacKenzie Rail Extension, recommending Mac East Variant and Houston South as the rail route for STB approval. The 32-mile rail extension ...
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) was joined by Governor Peter Shumlin and business and community leaders recently as they welcomed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Karen Rae to push for federal funding of Vermont's Western Corridor high-speed rail project. With the re ...
Missouri will apply for $1 billion in reallocated federal funds to construct high-speed rail service from St. Louis to Kansas City. The application will include a two-phase proposal: immediate upgrades to improve speeds along existing rail lines; and longer-term planning, engineering and preparatio ...
The first New England Railroad Club Vincent R. Terrill Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Vincent R. Terrill on March 22, 2011. The award will carry Terrill's name in honor of the region's "distinguished railroad chief engineer and dedicated railroad advocate" and will be presente ...
WATCO Transportation has named Thad Davis assistant gen¬eral manager for the Stillwater Central Railroad. Davis will be assisting in overseeing the day-to-day operations on the SLWC. He will help coordinate efforts between all railroad departments to achieve performance goals with optimum safety ...
NJ TRANSIT will host a public open house to discuss potential transit improvements along the congested highway corridor that connects suburban Gloucester and Camden counties with the City of Camden and Philadelphia. The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 ...
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