Latest Rail News
Caltrain in the San Francisco area, will begin delivering ballast to a storage area on its property between the train tracks and Chilco Street in Menlo Park, Calif. The ballast will be used for a variety of railroad construction and maintenance projects, including the San Bruno Grade Separation. ...
Union Pacific will improve Colorado's transportation infrastructure with more than $6 million in investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Bond to Dotsero. The more than 40-mile project includes removing and installing more than 47,000 ties and renewing the surfaces at 20 road crossings. Cr ...
The Sound Transit Board approved accelerating construction of the South Link light-rail extension from Sea-Tac Airport to South 200th Street in Seattle, Wash. The South 200th Link project includes a 1.6-mile, elevated guideway and station with a planned opening in September 2016, four years earl ...
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has elected Richard Allert to its board of directors, effective July 26, 2011. Allert has extensive public company board experience in Australia, including chairman of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited from 2000 until its 2011 acquisition by AMP Limited and a ...
Watco Transportation Services has named Brian Simpson general manager for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad. Simpson is currently serving as the general manager of the Great Northwest Railroad and is looking forward to the additional responsibility of both railroads. Simpson j ...
Union Pacific will invest more than $7 million to improve Kansas' transportation infrastructure by enhancing the rail line that runs from Russell to Hays and more than 11 miles in a segment between Russell and Ellsworth. The more than 36-mile project includes removing and installing ra ...
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its 2012 preliminary budget and July financial plan for 2012 to 2015. The plan is expected to achieve a balanced budget while avoiding service cuts and fare and toll increases in 2012. It also addresses the need for a financin ...
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board of Directors awarded a $485.9 million contract to Foothill Transit Constructors - A Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture, to design and construct the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, Calif. The project in ...
The Chicago Transit Authority will receive $11 million in federal funding to begin immediate repairs to the dilapidated Loyola CTA Station and to conduct an environmental study on the extension and modernization of the Red and Purple Lines. The design work for the Loyola CTA station project is a ...
The American Public Transportation Association Board of Directors named Michael Melaniphy as its new president and chief executive officer effective Nov. 1, 2011. Melaniphy will replace William Millar, who is retiring after 15 years as APTA president. Melaniphy's entire career has bee ...
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