Latest Rail News
Chicago area Metra will resume work in April on a major project to replace 22 aging bridges along the Union Pacific North line on the north side of Chicago, as well as to build a completely new Ravenswood Station. Unlike last summer, when Metra tried to operate inbound and outbound UP N ...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has awarded 11 state grants totaling $25,515,123 that will be used to construct freight rail-related facilities and preserve and upgrade rail infrastructure as part of overall efforts to support job growth and Wisconsin's economy. "Freight rail plays ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is making available approximately $2.4 billion, through a competitive process, to states eager to develop high-speed rail corridors across the United States. "The Obama Administration's bold high-speed rail plan will create jobs, reinvi ...
Metrolink has entered into a partnership with the University of Southern California's engineering school to create an advanced rail system safety certification program to, in its words, "pioneer efforts to standardize system safety leadership principles," the United Transportation Unio ...
A study released by the American Public Transportation Association predicts that as gasoline prices continue increasing, Americans will turn to public transportation in record numbers. APTA is calling on Congress to address this impending demand by providing a greater long-term investment in pub ...
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and The Lubrizol Corporation have reached a definitive agreement for Berkshire Hathaway to acquire 100% of outstanding Lubrizol shares for $135 per share in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company ...
Next month, Chicago's Metra will open a new station in Chicago at 35th St. along the Rock Island line, just in time for the Chicago White Sox home opener at nearby U.S. Cellular Field. Rock Island trains will begin stopping at the station, which is on 35th St. just east of the Dan Ryan ...
BGR Government Affairs has named Russell (Rusty) Roberts, formerly chief of staff to U. S. Representative John Mica (R-FL), as managing director of the firm's transportation practice. Rusty Roberts has more than 20 years of Capitol Hill experience and has been active in Florida politic ...
Harsco Corporation has received two additional railway track maintenance equipment orders from China metro transit system operators totaling close to $11 million. The orders from the Suzhou and Guangfo Metros continue Harsco's growing rail equipment presence in China. Both orders call ...
Lewis Bolt & Nut Company said Union Pacific added the company's patented EvergripTM Spike to its Track Standards and plans to use the spike on severe curves, turnouts and anywhere optimum holding power is required. In addition to the UP, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation ...
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