Latest Rail News
The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released a new report positively assessing the economic impact of high-speed passenger rail along proposed HSR corridors in the United States. The report, prepared by the Economic Development Research Group and sponsored by Siemens, analyzed the potential econ ...

Sound Transit's light-rail system has broken the 20,000 mark for weekday ridership, The Seattle Times reported Friday.

Construction begins next month on a $59 million railroad underpass in Downers Grove, Ill., at Belmont Road, one of the state's most frequently blocked crossings, the Chicago Tribune reports.

A lousy economy and lack of interest have forced the West Virginia Public Port Authority to postpone plans for the Prichard Intermodal Terminal, the Associated Press reports.

George Duggan will be joining the Coal Marketing Team as vice president, succeeding Sami Shalah, who is retiring in August. Duggan will report to Steve Bobb, group vice president, Coal. Katie Farmer will be joining the Consumer Products team as vice president, Domestic Intermodal, succe ...
BART customers are going to see many improvements to their commute thanks to the budget the agency's Board of Directors passed for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Board also allocated money to temporarily lower fares by three percent for four months - although the fare reducti ...
Amtrak will continue to operate Virginia Railway Express trains until July 12 at a cost of $335,000. Keolis, the French firm that won the operation contract last fall, has had problems getting its conductor and engineering crews approved to operate the trains. Initially, Keolis had hoped to hire ...
A Barclays Capital analyst said the nation's railroads are likely to report strong earnings in the second quarter as the economy recovers and they keep costs under control, the Associated Press reports. Analyst Gary Chase said growing volumes, improving prices and strict cost con ...
Union Pacific Railroad's North Platte Service Unit, which encompasses most of the 1,067 miles of track Union Pacific operates in Nebraska, has gone more than 200 days without a public grade-crossing collision. The last private-crossing collision occurred in November 2009. "All of ...
BNSF will begin work this month on replacing seven approach spans on the Mississippi River bridge at Burlington, Iowa. Construction of the new approaches will complement a separate construction project that began last year to replace the bridge's swing span with a new lift span over the navigati ...
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