Latest Rail News
TriMet Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Neil McFarlane as the new General Manager for the regional transit agency. McFarlane replaces TriMet's current general manager Fred Hansen who will leave the agency at the end of his contract after more than 11 years in the position. ...
Cressie Brown, a 22-year veteran, has been named CSX Transportation's vice president-service design and advanced technology, reporting to David Brown, executive vice president and chief operating officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Brown succeeds Alan Blumenfeld, who is ...
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Rail Division is going green with the installation of the state's first solar-powered railroad crossing signal lights and gate warning system. The new system was recently activated in the Stokes County town of Pinnacle on Surry Line Road. ...
The U.S. must make a renewed and aggressive national commitment to modernize its infrastructure in order to keep its leading position in the global economy, Michael Ward, CSX Corporation's chairman, president and chief executive officer said as part of a panel discussion on "Investing in Gl ...
Gov. Chet Culver signed legislation on Monday setting aside $6.5 million for a rail line between Iowa City and Chicago. State lawmakers committed up to $20 million in funding last month. The estimated cost of the project is $102 million and officials plan to ask for the remainder in federal fund ...
Amtrak says it has reached tentative agreements on new labor contracts with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Joint Council of Carmen, Coach Cleaner and Helpers (JCC) and the Transportation Communi ...
Glendale, N.Y., residents living next to the Otto Road rail yards got some good news Tuesday when New York & Atlantic Railway announced it will spend $1 million to cut emissions on its 11-unit fleet, the New York Daily News reports. Neighborhood and environmental activists have long ...
Amtrak, the U.S. long-distance passenger railroad, paid freight railways 16 percent more last fiscal year to use their tracks, reports Bloomberg news. Amtrak paid carriers $115.4 million, or $4.44 per train mile, in the year ended in September, according to a report posted on the U.S.DO ...
Working closely with city and state officials, CSX Corp. has come up with some modifications to its plan to more than double the size of its freight yard so it addresses traffic and neighborhood issues that have been raised, the Telegram & Gazette reports. CSX has proposed re ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has appointed Edmond (Ed) L. Harris to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Reporting to CP President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green, Harris will join the Company with responsibility for all aspects of railroad ...
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