Latest Rail News
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Programming & Allocations Committee has recommended approval of a $19 million allocation of bridge toll funds to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to help advance construction of the $463 million East Contra Costa BART Extension through Pi ...
An improving economy may have contributed to an increase in vehicle-train and pedestrian collisions, deaths and injuries in 2010, according to Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the national nonprofit rail safety education organization, citing preliminary 2010 Federal Railroad Administration statistics. ...
The Chicago Transit Authority selected Chicago Transit Partners to oversee the agency's ongoing capital improvement plan. After a competitive procurement process, CTP will once again oversee various construction projects for the agency. "This renewed partnership with CTP allows for ...
State regulators have approved funding to improve safety at a railroad crossing in Tacoma. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved $20,000 from the Grade Crossing Protective Fund to Tacoma Rail to upgrade the warning signals at the intersection of 99th St. E. an ...
The Association of American Railroads has announced the nation's freight railroads in 2011 are planning to spend a record $12 billion on capital expenditures, after setting a record with $10.7 billion in capital spending in 2010. According to the Great Expectations 2011, Railroads and Continued ...
Union Pacific Railroad will continue improving California's transportation infrastructure with a $12.9 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Watsonville to San Lucas. The 76-mile project includes installing new rail and more than 82,000 railroad ties along the railroad corridor ...
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is developing plans to have more frequent light rail trips on the Red Line North/Orange Line to create space for current customers and make room for new ones looking for an alternative to skyrocketing gasoline prices. The changes mean customers departing Red L ...
In 2010, BNSF customers reduced emissions by more than 21 million metric tons of CO2, which is also equivalent to reducing the consumption and resultant emissions of more than 2 billion gallons of diesel fuel. For the third year in a row, BNSF provided its intermodal, automo ...
February marked 16 consecutive months of Amtrak ridership growth and was the best February on record with 2,099,010 passengers. "The ridership increase shows the continued popularity of rail travel and the need for continued investment in passenger rail service," said Amtrak ...
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined southeast suburban officials to sign House Bill 1644, which establishes the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District. The new district will give local officials the tools they needto help build the SouthEast Service Line, a proposed Metra line connecting nearly ...
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