Latest Rail News
Washington state applied for approximately $120 million in federal high-speed-rail stimulus money, part of $2.4 billion returned by Florida. The Washington State Department of Transportation will use the money to continue improving and expanding Amtrak Cascades service between Portland, Ore., and Va ...
Connecticut has submitted an application for $227 million in federal funding to complete the third phase of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield high-speed intercity passenger rail project. The Connecticut Department of Transportation submitted its application April 4, to the Federal Railroad Adm ...
Amtrak is applying for nearly $1.3 billion in recently available high-speed and intercity passenger rail federal funding to move forward with a series of infrastructure improvements -- including the Gateway Project --as critical first steps to bring next-generation high-speed rail to the Northea ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority began testing a train car the morning of April 4 along a portion of the new Expo light rail line. The Expo Line is nearing completion of construction between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City and will run primarily along Exposition Bouleva ...
The Illinois Department of Transportation has agreed to pay for a study of increasing Metra service on the Heritage Corridor. Congressman Dan Lapinski (D-IL) has been leading the push to expand commuter service on the Heritage Corridor, which currently offers only three weekday round trips betwe ...
Union Pacific has promoted three employees. Jennifer Hamann has been appointed general auditor. Hamann has 19 years of experience at Union Pacific, most recently serving as assistant vice president - Investor Relations. Michelle Gerhardt has been appointed assistant vice pres ...
CSX Transportation is searching for the next big environmental idea with The Tomorrow Moves Project contest on Facebook. The company is encouraging individuals to "like" its Facebook page and submit an idea that describes how they would help protect the environment for tomorrow. A pane ...
The Ontario government, Metrolinx and the Mayor of Toronto have reached a deal to build new transit services in Toronto. Metrolinx is responsible for a delivering light rail transit along Eglinton Avenue and the Scarborough LRT line, while the City of Toronto is responsible for deliveri ...
Savage Companies and Kansas City Southern have entered into a joint development agreement where Savage intends to construct, own and operate a large multi-user rail terminal in Port Arthur, Texas, on property owned by Kansas City Southern. The Terminal, to be known as the Port Arthur Crude Termi ...
The Association of American Railroads is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to modify six regulations that cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. AAR submitted the list in response to DOT's request for comments regarding regulations issued by the Federal Railroad ...
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