Latest Rail News

 

CN has reached tentative contract agreements with the Canadian Auto Workers union. With settlements, the CAW has dropped plans to strike the railway beginning Jan. 25, 2011.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, unveiled the Spending Reduction Act, to address the rapidly growing na ...
In a major step to overhaul its aging train control and rail safety systems, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority signed a contract with Alstom Signaling, Inc. Once completed, this project will significantly improve rail service delivery for MARTA customers while also dramatically improving ...
The Federal Transit Administration signed five Recovery Act Grant Agreements totaling to $179.2 million. The benefiting cities are Detroit, Mich., New Orleans, La., Tucson, Ariz., Dallas, Texas and Portland Ore. Detroit: The proposed Woodward Avenue Light Rail project in Detroit i ...
U.S. Rep. John L. Mica, the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named chairmen, vice chairs and memberships of the six subcommittees for the 112th Congress. Congressman Bill Shuster will serve as chairman of the subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and haz ...
The California Transportation Commission has approved the acquisition of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line signaling that all of the requirements for purchase and use of the voter-approved Proposition 116 funds have been met and that the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission can fin ...
21 January 2011

Caltrain budget woes

As San Francisco Bay Area’s Caltrain begins its budget process, it faces a $30 million deficit and the prospect of drastic cuts to its service. Under the current budget scenario, cuts could be as severe as a reduction in service to 48 trains that would operate only during the week ...
Hougen Manufacturing, Inc., in Swartz Creek, Mich. has introduced its new Trak-Star Hydraulic Rail Saw, model HS16, which has been designed to maximize operator comfort, safety and ergonomics.  The new saw is designed for one-man operation and has several features, that when combi ...
Evraz Inc. NA, a  North American steel manufacturer plans to relocate its headquarters from Portland, Ore. to Chicago, Ill. this June. In North America, Evraz produces more than 5 million tons annually of flat, long, and tubular steel products for major markets including infrastru ...
Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, has appointed Axion’s current president and COO, Steve Silverman, as its new chief executive officer while retaining his title of president, effective immediately. Jim Kerst ...
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