Latest Rail News
John Kirwan, a machinist with Union Pacific in Hinkle, Ore., has been named the 2010 winner of the Harold F. Hammond Award. Under his leadership, Union Pacific's Hinkle facility has achieved more than 1,400 injury-free days in 2010 and a Federal Railroad Administration reportable injury rate of ...

CSX will invest $160 million over the next several years to complete what it calls one of the most important transportation projects in the country - the National Gateway. This project will deliver substantial public benefits, including thousands of jobs.

The Federal Transit Administration awarded a $6.7 million grant for construction of a new Montaño Intermodal Center in New Mexico that will connect Albuquerque residents to commuter rail service and enhanced priority bus service and provide relief from high gasoline prices. &quo ...
Pacific Harbor Line has received the Harriman Certificate of Commendation for the most improved employee safety record among more than 500 smaller U.S. railroads. Association of American Railroads President Ed Hamberger presented the award at a special luncheon in Washington, D.C., honoring this ...
Upgrading of approximately 96 miles of railroad track, including installation of a 250,000 railroad ties for future high-speed Amtrak trains, will resume May 20. This work will lead to the substitution of chartered motorcoaches for some Lincoln Service trains and the detour of the Texas Eagle be ...
The Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority will hold a series of public meetings to discuss the expansion of Single Person Train Operation to the Red Line. Similar to Single Person Train Operation mode on the Blue and Orange Lines, motorpersons will perform all functions once shared with train at ...

Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract to provide braking equipment to Bombardier Transportation Canada, Inc., which is building 100 new commuter rail cars for New Jersey Transit.

Canadian National has announced a series of capacity improvements to accommodate growing container volumes at its Brampton Intermodal Terminal and to ensure a high level of service for intermodal customers across its system. BIT, located in the prime logistics area of Greater Toronto, ...
The Illinois General Assembly has approved legislation requiring the state to make an assessment of the freight transportation system and issue a plan with recommendations to improve the flow of freight by roads, rail, air and water. The Freight Mobility Plan Act (House Bill 1761), whi ...
17 May 2011

Sound Transit

Senator Patty Murray, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and Seattle Sound Transit Board members have dedicated the first of the three tunnel boring machines that will dig twin tunnels from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle. "The University Link project is a ...
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