Latest Rail News
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature granting Union Pacific a locomotive fuel tax deduction. This legislation paves the way for UP to begin construction of an all new rail facility near Santa Teresa, N.M. in June 2011. Construc ...
The Patrick-Murray Administration has submitted a formal application for $98.4 million in federal high-speed and intercity passenger rail funds for the replacement of a critical rail bridge in Haverhill, Mass., serving Amtrak "Downeaster" service between Boston and Portland, Maine and ...
American Public Transportation Association issued a legislative alert: Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and the Obama Administration are attempting to forge a compromise on final spending levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. The current Continuing Reso ...
Hampton Roads Transit has put its study of light rail in Virginia Beach on indefinite hold, one month before it was set to release preliminary costs and ridership estimates for an extension from Norfolk to the Oceanfront. HRT issued a stop-work notice to its consultant late last week af ...
Washington state applied for approximately $120 million in federal high-speed-rail stimulus money, part of $2.4 billion returned by Florida. The Washington State Department of Transportation will use the money to continue improving and expanding Amtrak Cascades service between Portland, Ore., and Va ...
Connecticut has submitted an application for $227 million in federal funding to complete the third phase of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield high-speed intercity passenger rail project. The Connecticut Department of Transportation submitted its application April 4, to the Federal Railroad Adm ...
Amtrak is applying for nearly $1.3 billion in recently available high-speed and intercity passenger rail federal funding to move forward with a series of infrastructure improvements -- including the Gateway Project --as critical first steps to bring next-generation high-speed rail to the Northea ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority began testing a train car the morning of April 4 along a portion of the new Expo light rail line. The Expo Line is nearing completion of construction between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City and will run primarily along Exposition Bouleva ...
The Illinois Department of Transportation has agreed to pay for a study of increasing Metra service on the Heritage Corridor. Congressman Dan Lapinski (D-IL) has been leading the push to expand commuter service on the Heritage Corridor, which currently offers only three weekday round trips betwe ...
Union Pacific has promoted three employees. Jennifer Hamann has been appointed general auditor. Hamann has 19 years of experience at Union Pacific, most recently serving as assistant vice president - Investor Relations. Michelle Gerhardt has been appointed assistant vice pres ...
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