Latest Rail News

An idea to move people and goods on land at the speed of sound may help passenger railway travel more efficient.

Twelve rail projects totaling $135.3 million have been awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors selected HDR Engineering, Inc., to provide final design services for the Tacoma Link Expansion and an expanded maintenance facility.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting applications for $199 million in competitive grants to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) on commuter railroads.

Union Pacific's employee reportable injury rate from January through June was .70, the lowest in its 154-year history.

Elected officials have begun releasing information about projects awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg is calling for additional action to remedy a "solvable problem" by preventing fatalities at grade crossings.

A final rule by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires the administration's grantees to develop management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment and other infrastructure.

Watco Transloading, LLC, reached a definitive licensed agreement with Norfolk Southern to operate the Class 1's Sandusky, Ohio, Thoroughbred Bulk Terminal (TBT Terminal).

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld is proposing a reduction in the number of operational hours of the Metrorail system for maintenance purposes.

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