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The Surface Transportation Board said the Michigan Department of Transportation does not need board approval to acquire certain physical assets of a Norfolk Southern rail line in Michigan to enable MDOT's plans for high-speed passenger rail service over the line.

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen have unanimously ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Great Western Railway of Colorado. The three-year agreement runs through February 15, 2015, and includes a lump sum allowance that is retroactive to July 1, 200 ...

Southern California's Metrolink Chief Executive Officer, John Fenton will step down from his post at Metrolink after leading a two-year comprehensive reorganization that has put in place new leadership, policies and standards that have increased ridership and enhanced safety in the region.

SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners, an independent investment management firm focused on investment and asset management services within the infrastructure asset class in North America, has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the capital stock of Patriot Rail Corp. through its dedicated infrastructu ...

From April 30 to May 6 this year, Operation Lifesaver's Rail Safety Week raised public awareness and encouraged Canadians to take personal responsibility for safety near rail property.

Amtrak has begun eTicketing on the Heartland Flyer, which operates daily in Oklahoma and Texas. Passengers can now make reservations and print their electronic tickets from home or the office.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's latest performance report shows several key indicators moving in the right direction as the system advances its multi-year WMATA Forward rebuilding effort.

Kansas City Southern appointed Michael Naatz as senior vice president and chief information officer with responsibility for information technology and business planning. Naatz will report to KCS president and chief executive officer David Starling. "Mike is a great addition to the KCS tea ...

Canadian National Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest made senior marketing changes May 7 which are effective immediately.

Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received its first purchase order being shipped to New Zealand's Kiwi Rail. The railroad ties are the rail line's first such order of Axion's recycled ECOTRAX products and are being installed in critical application areas such as turnout switch-sets and tra ...
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