Latest Rail News

Beginning Monday, June 21, the schedule for Amtrak trains operating between Niagara Falls, Albany-Rensselaer and New York will be adjusted to accommodate track work and engineering projects. The temporary schedule changes are designed to ensure Amtrak trains continue to operate without lengthy delays.

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Work to repair the concrete exterior of the railroad bridge in downtown Fredericksburg, Va., will begin next month, local media report. The Virginia Railway Express Operations Board picked the lowest bidder among three competing construction firms to perform the work.

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Hillsborough County transit officials will decide in July whether to include a light rail link to Tampa International Airport in the first phase of a new transit system.

Recent reports indicate that manufacturing in the United States is ready to rebound. Factory orders in certain sectors are showing their sharpest uptick in almost five years.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is preparing additional service changes for the fall and winter, including trims to rush-hour service on several popular buses and the No. 7 train, even as New Yorkers are bracing for the loss of two subway lines and dozens of bus routes in less than a w ...

Vietnamese legislators rejected a proposed bullet train over its $56 billion cost - the assembly's first rejection of a major proposal submitted by the all-powerful Communist government, the Associated Press reports.

The first tentative steps toward building an ore haul railway to the James Bay Lowlands began this past winter, Northern Ontario Business reports. Helicopters moved drills into place as geologists tested frozen riverbanks north of Nakina, taking core samples to determine where bridges can be built to haul ore from a chromite open pit in the Far North's ‘Ring of Fire' exploration camp.

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Elected officials closed of a $100-million deal with CSX Corp. to launch commuter rail service to the South Coast and increase service for Central Massachusetts commuters, the Telegram and Gazette reports. The agreement, announced by the governor and other officials, allows the state to buy more than 30 miles of track from Taunton to the Fall River and New Bedford area, which is crucial to passenger service.

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BART has completed the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (FPEIR) for an extension between the Dublin/Pleasanton Station and the City of Livermore, Calif. The FPEIR consists of a "Response to Comments" (Volume 2), which publishes BART's replies to public comments about the project together with the previously issued Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (Volume 1). Both volumes of the FPEIR are now available.


 

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(The following statement was issued by Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in response to the Teamsters Rail Conference employee survey titled "High Alert 2") "Feedback from rail employees can be useful in improving worker communication and training techniques. However, it is important to keep this subjective survey in context: This is not a study or report on railroad security. It is an unscientific survey of the perceptions of a small percentage of the freight railroad workforce about security.

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