Latest Rail News
The Federal Railroad Administration's ban on the use of cellphones and other electronic devices -- personal and carrier-issued -- becomes permanent Monday, March 28. The ban applies to all on-duty train crew members. Here are highlights of the permanent ban: * The ban pro ...
Canadian government officials reviewed plans for the Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy, a modern, competitive and integrated air, rail, marine and road transportation network that provides a quick, reliable and secure transportation network between North American markets and markets i ...
In 2010, CSX Transportation achieved its best year ever in safety, operating income, operating ratio and earnings per share while helping customers regain their competitive position after a tough recessionary period. At the same time, the company has stood by its customers with an $8.3 billion i ...
General Motors honored Union Pacific with a 2010 Supplier of the Year award at its annual awards presentation. Each year, General Motors compiles a list of its most exceptional global suppliers. Union Pacific, the only railroad to receive the award, exemplified all four of the key crite ...
The Railroad Research Foundation selected Sharon Stewart Cole, Ph.D., to serve as the senior program director and assistant secretary of the Board. "Dr. Cole brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position. I look forward to working with her to further the research age ...
23 March 2011

Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced a $685 million agreement to begin construction on the next phase of high-speed rail between Chicago and St. Louis. The federally funded project will create an estimated 6,200 direct and indirect jobs and move Illinois one step closer to faster trains and ...
North Carolina has reached an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Amtrak and N.C. Railroad Co. that allows construction to begin on the state's rail modernization program, bringing more than 4,000 jobs to the state in the short run and boosting economic activity over the longer term ...
Looking ahead with optimism after last year's second-highest earnings ever, Norfolk Southern Corporation CEO Wick Moorman says in the 2010 Annual Report that the company is prepared for "the volumes we expect throughout 2011 and beyond, in what I believe will continue to be a growing market ...
WATCO Transportation has promoted two employees, while Watco Transload and Intermodal Services promotes another. Marketing manager Christopher Slasinski has been named general manager of the Alabama Warrior Railway, while current general manager for the ABWR, John Peck, becomes general ...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the South Coast Rail project and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has adopted the Corps' document as the state-required Draft Environmental Impact Report. In the document, MassDOT identifies ...
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