Latest Rail News
  ARINC Incorporated has been awarded a contract to provide a new central control system for N.J. Transit’s Newark Light Rail operations. ARINC will design and install an integrated Light Rail central control system, based on the company’s Advanced Information ...
TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences has won a subcontracting position on a 78-month contract for the performance of professional engineering services relating to Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) tasks for the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) signal system modernization of  New York City Tr ...
BNSF will spend a planned $3.5 billion on its 2011 capital commitment program. The largest component of the capital plan is spending $2 billion on BNSF's core network and related assets. BNSF also plans to spend about $450 million to acquire 227 locomotives and approximately $350 million on frei ...
For the first time since the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened in 1970, the Lake Michigan port will have an onsite, dedicated rail-switching service. Norfolk Southern has been selected to begin providing switching services for customers of Indiana’s oldest port beginning in February.R ...
Nordco Inc. has merged its Nordco Rail Services and Dapco Industries subsidiaries into a single business unit called Nordco Rail Services and Inspection Technologies. The move makes it possible to better serve customers by combining the skills, knowledge and experience of the two companies into ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $50,000 grant to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to design a program that will mitigate the onset and development of post traumatic stress disorder and acute distress disorder in train crews and other railroad personnel. ...
The Canadian Auto Workers, representing mechanical services employees, and Canadian Pacific Railway reached a tentative contract settlement. The Memorandum of Settlement will be sent to the union membership for ratification, which is expected to conclude within three weeks. Det ...
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, elected officers and welcomed a new board member at its meeting February 3. In a unanimous vote, San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd was elected to serve a second term as chair to provide continuity in deali ...
Senate democrats and republicans have finalized appointments to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. The Senate Banking Committee is responsible for legislation affecting mass transit. Committee chairman is Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D. ...
Amtrak intends to spend $50 million to begin preliminary engineering and design on two new rail tunnels from New Jersey to New York City. The "Gateway Tunnel" project was revealed by U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), President and CEO of Amtrak, Joseph Bo ...
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