Latest Rail News
As written by Railway Age: John Kenefick, who as president, chairman and CEO of Union Pacific led the railroad triumphantly through the challenging years prior to and just after passage of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, died July 15 at the age of 89. He was president from 1971 to 1983 ...
The Chicago Transit Board approved a $33.8 million contract to begin work on the second half of the Loop Track Renewal project. The project will involve the replacement of deteriorated track and rail ties along the Wells and Van Buren elevated tracks as well as track components that were installed i ...
The Chicago Transit Board selected a contractor to replace three aging viaducts along the line at Greenleaf, Dempster and Grove Streets in Evanston. The project involves replacing the concrete viaducts with new steel structures, as well as new abutments, retaining walls, founda ...
Caltrain construction and maintenance will begin July 16 at multiple station locations. The $147 million San Bruno Grade Separation project, beginning July 16, will elevate the Caltrain tracks above three existing at-grade street crossings at San Bruno, San Mateo and Angus avenues in California. A n ...
William R. Nowak has joined TranSystems to lead the industrial engineering/time study area for the firm's management and supply chain consulting group. Nowak brings more than 15 years of experience in the supply chain industry, specializing in classical industrial engineering, data ana ...
Amtrak is restoring daily Empire Builder service for the full route between Chicago and Seattle/Portland, effective next week, following repairs made by the BNSF to tracks closed due to recent flooding in North Dakota. Starting with the eastbound departures of Train 8 from Seattle and ...
An Amtrak video depicting the importance of railroad safety has been recognized by two independent awards programs for creative excellence. The film, Cheating Death, received two Silver Communicator Awards from The International Academy of Visual Arts and two Bronze Telly Awards in the categorie ...
Ottawa City Council unanimously voted on July 14, to advance the Ottawa Light Rail Transit project. The approved report contains an updated cost estimate, within the budget of $2.1 billion, a new design plan and a clear and affordable path for OLRT implementation. "The vote today ...
The CSX Board of Directors authorized an increase in 2011 capital investment for certain asset purchases, primarily railcars, to meet the growing near and long-term demand for export coal. As a result, the company now expects to make 2011 capital investments of $2.2 billion, up from the previou ...
Business and labor leaders, government officials and rail industry employees around the country are meeting on Capitol Hill for Railroad Day on the Hill in support of policies that enable the freight rail industry to create jobs, continue record infrastructure investments, keep U.S. businesses g ...
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