Latest Rail News
CSX Transportation presented its Partnershipping Award to the Okefenokee Area Development Authority in recognition of its work to locate a new wood pellet production facility in Waycross, Ga., that will be served by CSXT. CSXT unit trains will transport as much as 750,000 tons of wood ...
Ohio Rail Development Commission has approved grants for three rail projects in Butler, Highland and Summit Counties, Ohio, after projects were given the green light by the ORDC. Rail spur at Middletown A two-track rail spur and switch connection to the CSX Transportation ...
Amsted Rail, manufacturer for undercarriage and end-of-car railcar components, has acquired Holland, L.P.'s Hollube® Wear Eliminator product line. "This acquisition is strategically important because it provides our customers the option to include key wear prevention componen ...
GE Transportation intends to open a new locomotive manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to meet accelerating global demand. GE will invest up to $96 million in the new plant and will create more than 500 new high-tech manufacturing jobs. GE also announced that it will expand its manufact ...
Riders of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metro can now plan their trips using Google Maps online or with their mobile device. Riders can now visit http://maps.google.com/, select "get directions" and the "public transit" icon, and enter their star ...
The NJ Transit Board of Directors has advanced a project that would extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther west in Jersey City. The project would help support Jersey City's planned development on the Newark Bay waterfront while easing traffic congestion along the busy Route 440 corridor. ...
RailAmerica, Inc., has completed its acquisition of three Alabama railroads for $12.7 million in cash. The three railroads, known individually as the Three Notch Railroad, the Wiregrass Central Railroad and the Conecuh Valley Railroad, were purchased from affiliates of Gulf and Ohio Railways, Inc. ...
The Chicago Transit Board has appointed Forrest Claypool as president of the Chicago Transit Authority. Claypool joins the CTA from Rise Health, where he served as president since 2008. He has experience in government serving two terms as a commissioner on the Cook County Board, Super ...
Amtrak ridership surged in April to be the best April on record and extends Amtrak's streak to 18 consecutive months of year-over-year ridership growth. Ridership for April 2011 was nearly 2.7 million passengers, which represents an increase of 9.9 percent over April 2010 and keeps Amt ...
By a four-to-one margin, United Transportation Union member train and engine workers employed by Veolia Transportation, operator of South Florida Tri-Rail, have approved a new agreement. The agreement includes pay increases retroactive to July 1, 2010, an increase in certification pay ...
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