Latest Rail News
The Indiana Southern Railroad and the International Association of Machinists reached a tentative collective-bargaining agreement on June 29, 2011, covering the craft and class of Mechanical and Maintenance of Way, according to the National Mediation Board.
In California, the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit acting Executive Director Farhad Mansourian issued a statement declaring that the future rail line in Marin and Sonoma is alive and well. "When I took over as acting executive director, I promised the SMART Board of Directors that ...
The City of Ottawa in Ontario Canada released a Request for Qualifications for Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project: Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station as outlined and approved by City Council on May 25, 2011. The document outlines the evaluation criteria that will be used to identify resp ...
Kansas City Southern has made three leadership changes within the sales and marketing department. Natalie Putnam has joined KCS as vice president sales and marketing and is focused on running the U.S. chemical and petroleum and industrial and consumer business units. Owen Zida ...
Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton selected Tony Kinn as director of the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3). In his new role at the OTP3, Kinn will be responsible for developing and implementing a statewide program for transportation project ...
Popular travel site TripAdvisor announced the beta launch of rail itineraries into its flight meta-search engine, TripAdvisor Flights. TripAdvisor has partnered with mobility and logistic company Deutsche Bahn, as well as other European rail providers including Rail Europe Inc., to giv ...
Travel time on Amtrak's Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes through a $72.8 million federal grant to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The project will restore a rail line, improving 50 miles of track and infrastructure on a direct route from Springfield to East Northfi ...
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) plans to unveil details on his proposal for a six-year surface transportation authorization bill. In recent meetings with transportation industry leaders, Mica said that he will release bill text following the July 4th holiday ...
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting a $3.3 million study on the performance of certain track components of shared passenger and heavy-axle-load corridors to make them both safer and more efficient. The research to improve concrete crossties and fastening system ...
Kansas City Southern celebrated the 14th anniversary since the concession to operate the railroad in Mexico on June 24. The First Lady of Mexico, Margarita Zavala, sent a video of congratulations to KCS and acknowledged its importance to the Mexico economy. In other news, KCS ...
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