Latest Rail News
Union Pacific will continue improving Colorado's transportation infrastructure with an $11.2 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Grand Junction, Colo., to near Somerset, Colo. The 75-mile project includes removing and installing nearly 81,000 railroad ties, renewing the su ...
Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel group of Orbitz Worldwide Inc., has joined SilverRail Technologies, an online search and booking solutions company specializing in passenger rail transportation. The technology partnership enables Orbitz for Business customers to seamlessly plan and book ...
Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have launched the updated, "If You See Something, Say Something" Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority security awareness campaign during a visit to Boston's South Station ...
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 ...
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