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Metra’s 2016 budget includes fare increase to cover PTC, capital needs
Chicago's Metra has proposed a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating costs and $185.7 million to fund capital improvements in 2016.
Work to begin next week in Kansas for Amtrak Southwest Chief upgrades
Work is expected to begin next week on infrastructure improvements for the Amtrak Southwest Chief route, which will upgrade several miles of the La Junta subdivision of the BNSF Kansas…
SEDA-COG JRA, Graymont rail project supports clean coal
The SEDA – Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) Joint Rail Authority (JRA), its private operator, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, and Graymont, a lime and limestone product supplier, are partnering on…
New York City, New York state and MTA reach agreement to fund largest capital investment in MTA history
New York state, New York City and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have reached an agreement on the remaining funding for the MTA Capital Program.
FRA points finger at broken rail, pushes for improved rail inspection following W.Va. derailment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) says that the cause of the February 16, 2015 CSX/Plains All American derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va. was a broken rail from a rail head…
BNSF installs movable-point diamond in Vancouver, Wash.
BNSF posted video of a project on its website showing employees installing a rare track component to address a bottleneck on the network in Vancouver, Wash.
RTD readies I-225 Line for integration into current system
In the very near future, Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) Nine Mile Station near I-225 and Parker Road in Aurora, will no longer be an end-of-line station for the light-rail…
Progress Rail to acquire RPS from Amsted
Progress Rail Services Corporation, supplier of railroad products and services to the railroad and transit industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rail Product Solutions, Inc. (RPS) from…
Foothill Gold Line LRT reaches substantial completion on Pasadena to Azusa segment
The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority and its contractor marked the substantial completion of the Pasadena, Calif., to Azusa, Calif., segment. The construction authority said the $1-billion project is on…
Rep. McMorris Rodgers tours L.B. Foster concrete tie facility
On September 22, 2015, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) joined Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association and National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association member L.B. Foster Company for a tour of its…
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