Latest Rail News

TriMet resumed regular service along MAX light-rail lines Sept. 4 in Portland, Ore., following improvements that were made during the past two weeks.

The Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) has appointed Daniel Zink to the newly-created post of vice president - economic development and community affairs of the 577-mile shortline railroad.

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) Board of Directors installed a new president and elected two directors during its annual membership meeting on Aug. 29.

Sound Transit has announced that contractors have completed mining the final of six tunnel segments along the Northgate Link Extension twin tunnels.

The inability of Minnesota lawmakers to hold a special session will not result in the doom of the Southwest LRT project.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) has announced that system testing is underway on along its 10-mile BART Berryessa Extension, and it will soon begin the electrification of the third rail to power future BART trains.

The governments of Canada and Alberta have reached an agreement that will make CA$1.08 billion (US$829 million) available for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

BNSF Railway has announced a new service option to allow intermodal customers to transport freight between Texas and the Pacific Northwest beginning Sept. 12.

A complete failure of an already-cracked rail led to the January 2015 derailment of a Canadian Pacific train near Nipigon, Ontario, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

Honolulu, Hawaii, leaders and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) officials concluded two days of discussions on a Recovery Plan for the Honolulu rail project on Aug. 30.

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