Latest Rail News
Union Pacific Railroad has launched an outdoor billboard campaign aimed at getting South Texas truck drivers to safely use railroad crossings. At the center of the campaign is a yellow traffic sign featuring an 18-wheeler truck stuck on railroad tracks. Along with this visual warning comes ...
A new pedestrian grade crossing system will be activated March 1, 2011 at eight stations along the Union Pacific West Line. The new system, called the Another Train Warning System, is part of a $132million dollar project designed to improve the flow of commuter and freight traffic on the heavily ...
RailAmerica, Inc., has appointed Harold D. Tynes as president of its Atlas Railroad Construction Company and named Jeffrey D. Sciullo assistant vice president-transit for Atlas. Tynes joined RailAmerica in July 2007 as vice president & controller. In December 2009, he became RailAm ...
Erskine B. Bowles has been elected a director of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Bowles served as president of the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2010, when he was appointed co-chair of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Bowles ...
Beginning the reform work he was hired to perform, new Chicago-area Metra CEO Alex Clifford used a special Metra board meeting to describe policy changes he has already implemented and outline changes or strategies he will soon undertake. The changes were primarily in response to recomm ...
The Port Authority Board of New York and New Jersey of Commissioners approved a major construction contract to fabricate and erect the steel for the signature Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus, which will serve 250,000 people daily as the gateway to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and ...
28 February 2011

LaHood statement on HSR

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement on February 26, 2011: "President Obama's historic investments in a national high-speed rail network will enable America to win the future by creating construction and manufacturing jobs today and laying the fo ...
Canadian Pacific Railway and the Montreal Port Authority have signed a collaborative agreement on performance and productivity that formalizes the railroad's and the port's ongoing supply chain collaboration. "This collaboration agreement continues to strengthen our long pa ...
Beginning Sunday, March 6, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Wilmington and Claymont passengers will be able to hop aboard the Authority's Regional Rail Line for trips to Philadelphia seven days a week. That day, SEPTA, in partnership with DART First State, will start its Sund ...
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin vowed to fight to preserve $133 million in federal funding for the Englewood Flyover, a linchpin of the CREATE rail modernization program that will reduce Metra delays, create 1,450 jobs and boost long-term economic growth. The proje ...
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