Latest Rail News
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation and a special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220-mph passenger rail service between Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and beyond. The study will complement the on ...
A 17 percent pay increase, retention of the $200 monthly cap on health care cost sharing, FRA certification pay, a faster process for new hires to reach full pay rates and no rollback of the January 2011 cost-of-living adjustment highlight the new five-year national rail agreement negotiated bet ...
Union Pacific was selected as the top-performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the second annual Soy Transportation Coalition Rail Customer Satisfaction Index. Survey respondents provided Canadian National a 38 percent increase in its score from the previous year, giving the ...
On June 8, construction crews will begin the next phase of the Sound Transit D to M Streets Sounder track and signal project in Tacoma, Wash. When the final 1.4-mile segment of the project is complete, Sounder commuter rail service to Lakewood will be delivered in late 2012. D ...
The Association of American Railroads has named Laurie Knight senior vice president of government affairs, effective July 25, 2011. Knight will succeed Hubert "Obie" O'Bannon who will retire after 23 years with the association. "Laurie has a tremendous understanding of h ...
BNSF has promoted three in its operations department. Rollin Bredenberg has been named vice president, Capacity Planning and Operations Research. In this role he will have responsibility for line capacity planning, terminal capacity planning and operations research. Bob Lease ...
CSX Corporation has been awarded the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award, given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) agency, is the Department of Defense's highest recognition for companies that provide exceptional support for employees serving ...
Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have ratified a four-year contract with VIA Rail Canada (VIA). The TCRC represents some 350 employees working as locomotive engineers and yardmasters at VIA. The ratification follows an agreement in principle, which was reached last April 8. ...
The Regional Transportation Authority has implemented changes to the three-year-long Seniors Ride Free program, effective Sept. 1. Of the nearly 440,000 seniors who qualified to receive free transit rides, only 25,000 of them are still eligible and will be given a "Circuit Ride Free" ...
Oahu residents clearly support the City's rail transit project, and supporters outnumber opponents in all nine City Council districts, according to results of a new poll released today by Mayor Peter Carlisle and City Council Transportation and Transit Planning Committee Chairman Breene Harimoto ...
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