Latest Rail News
The Association of American Railroads has named Laurie Knight senior vice president of government affairs, effective July 25, 2011. Knight will succeed Hubert "Obie" O'Bannon who will retire after 23 years with the association. "Laurie has a tremendous understanding of h ...
BNSF has promoted three in its operations department. Rollin Bredenberg has been named vice president, Capacity Planning and Operations Research. In this role he will have responsibility for line capacity planning, terminal capacity planning and operations research. Bob Lease ...
CSX Corporation has been awarded the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award, given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) agency, is the Department of Defense's highest recognition for companies that provide exceptional support for employees serving ...
Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have ratified a four-year contract with VIA Rail Canada (VIA). The TCRC represents some 350 employees working as locomotive engineers and yardmasters at VIA. The ratification follows an agreement in principle, which was reached last April 8. ...
The Regional Transportation Authority has implemented changes to the three-year-long Seniors Ride Free program, effective Sept. 1. Of the nearly 440,000 seniors who qualified to receive free transit rides, only 25,000 of them are still eligible and will be given a "Circuit Ride Free" ...
Oahu residents clearly support the City's rail transit project, and supporters outnumber opponents in all nine City Council districts, according to results of a new poll released today by Mayor Peter Carlisle and City Council Transportation and Transit Planning Committee Chairman Breene Harimoto ...
Joined by State Senator Thomas McGee and Lynn officials, MBTA General Manager Rich Davey today unveiled improvements to Lynn Commuter Rail station. Working closely with Lynn officials to promote public transportation and to ensure customers are provided a safe, reliable and accommodating experi ...
California High-Speed Rail Authority named Timothy Buresh to the position of Southern California regional director, overseeing the planning of the high-speed rail alignment from south of Bakersfield to San Diego. In this capacity, Buresh will be the lead representative for the Authority througho ...
Union Pacific published its second annual Sustainability and Citizenship Report highlighting the company's commitment to environmental stewardship, safety, employee training and development, customer and community support, shareholder value and the highest standards of corporate governance and e ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board approved funds in the amount of $6 million for improvements to a railroad crossing at Doran Street, in Glendale, which is said to be the riskiest crossing on the Metrolink line. According to the LA Times, Metrolink says ...
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