Latest Rail News
After 38 years of service, Dennis Bryant, service manager at Harsco Rail, will retire at the end of February. "Dennis did a great job preparing for this day by making sure he had qualified personnel ready to step up," stated Vice President Domestic Sales and Marketing Jay Gow ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is studying ways to integrate the various light rail systemsplanned for the region to make it easier for people to use and more cost-effective for the entities building and running the systems. Metro is leading the regional coordination ef ...
Lennar Mare Island has stepped in to provide rail service to Mare Island following last year's withdrawal by San Francisco Bay Railroad, the Times-Herald reports. Tri City & Olympia Railroad Company, doing business as Mare Island Rail Service, has entered into short-term agreements ...
11 February 2011

CTA

The prototype 5000-series rail cars will return on CTA's Red Line beginning Monday, February 14. The rail cars most recently operated on the Yellow and Purple lines and have been previously tested on all other lines. CTA is testing the 10 prototype rail cars to ascertain how the ...
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., a civil/trackwork/structural engineering firm headquartered in Orange, Calif., has acquired Idaho-based Intermountain Resources, which provides comprehensive environmental services throughout the Pacific Northwest. All earth and natural science disciplines ...
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers has announced a partial list of 70 spending cuts that will be included in an upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) bill. The CR legislation will fund the federal government for the seven months remaining in the fiscal year and prevent a government wide shut ...
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff toured the construction site for the new Puritas Rapid Transit station, a high-capacity rail station that will replace the original one built in 1966.  Puritas is one of the busiest stations along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’ ...
Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, was part of a roundtable discussion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Rail 2030, the Railway Association of Canada's project to develop a common industry vision for the future of rail. In his lunchtime address to public an ...
Recent reports have highlighted unsafe actions by individual Toronto Transit Commission employees. The management of the TTC has said they take these allegations seriously and have taken action to deal with individual incidents. Like many organizations, there is an employee discipline process th ...
10 February 2011

Amtrak ridership up

There has been 15 straight months of ridership growth for Amtrak. This strong performance is part of a long-term trend that has seen America’s Railroads set annual ridership records in seven of the last eight fiscal years, including more than 28.7 million passengers in FY 2010. & ...
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