Latest Rail News
VR Mergers & Acquisitions of St. Louis has formally changed its name to RR Mergers & Acquisitions to better reflect the company's focus on the railroad industry. Commenting on the name change, RR Mergers & Acquisitions President Robert Fowler noted, "Our new company na ...
Harsco Corporation has received new orders for railway track maintenance equipment totaling more than $13 million from customers in Japan and North America. The Japan order calls for Harsco's 20-stone rail grinder configuration, a self-propelled track maintenance unit that will be used ...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Union Pacific have reached an agreement to improve rail security. UP will spend $50 million on supply chain security to directly enhance the Mexico and United States rail supply chain. This agreement initiates the "21st Century Bi-Natio ...
The Michigan Department of Transportation has received $28.2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to consolidate Dearborn's two passenger rail facilities into a pedestrian-friendly, intermodal station in the West Downtown section of the city. The new station will serve lo ...
Recent legislation has changed the Regional Transit Authority Senior Ride Free program. Beginning September 1, 2011, only low-income seniors enrolled in the Illinois Circuit Breaker Program will be eligible for free transportation. All other seniors can still travel on Metra, CTA and Pace fixed ...
19 August 2011

Virginia

Virginia's first light-rail system opened to the public at 6 a.m., Aug. 19 and will begin carrying paying customers on Aug. 22, 2011.

Caltrain management has negotiated a proposed contract with TransitAmerica Services Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., to operate the Peninsula commuter rail system and that it will recommend the contract for approval to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board at its September 1 meeting. The re ...

The safety inspection, servicing and maintenance of Amtrak and some California-owned passenger rail equipment will now be performed in an upgraded, more efficient and environmentally-designed facility in Los Angeles.

L.B. Foster Company is relocating its Threaded Products unit from Houston to a new manufacturing facility in Magnolia, Texas. This innovative plant will utilize advanced technology threading and conveyance equipment to increase production capacity and improve delivery scheduling. The Magnolia fa ...
Union Pacific will invest more than $7 million to enhance the rail line that runs from St. Paul, Minn., to Hudson, Wis. The nearly 24-mile project includes removing and installing rail and more than 40,000 ties, as well as renewing the surfaces at 26 grade crossings. Crews will also spread 12,850 to ...
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