Latest Rail News
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 ...
Two major contracts were awarded to Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture of Ansaldo STS and Ansaldo Breda, for Honolulu's rail project "core systems," which consists of the train vehicles and system control center; and to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. for design and construction of the s ...
Fort Worth Transportation Authority board of directors has adopted Tarrant Express, or TEX, as the name of the agency's new commuter railroad project. Previously known as SW2NE, the future commuter rail's corridor runs from Southwest Fort Worth, through downtown Fort Worth and across no ...
The Denver Regional Transportation District Board of Directors approved the budget for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.'s continued services as the FasTracks' Program Support Services Consultant for 2011. Jacobs has been the Program Support Consultant (PSC) to RTD on the multibillion dollar program ...
Union Pacific will continue improving Kansas' transportation infrastructure with a nearly $19 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Groveland, Kan., to ten miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kan. The nearly 33-mile project includes removing and installing new rail, renewing the surf ...

Wabtec Corporation has signed a $27 million contract with Parsons to provide equipment and services for the implementation of Positive Train Control at Metrolink in California. Parsons was awarded a contract in 2010 to manage and implement PTC across Metrolink's 512-mile system.

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