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CN officially opens Illinois training facility
Canadian National (CN) opened a new employee training center in suburban Chicago. The 55,000-square-foot facility will host up to 250 CN students from across the United States every week, with…
Wisconsin awards funds to six freight projects
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has approved six freight rail improvement projects totaling more than $24 million in grants and loans. The goal of Wisconsin's freight railroad assistance program is to…
CTC allocates $78 million to BART maintenance shop and yard improvements project
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair its transportation system and alleviate traffic delays statewide, including $78 million to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) for its…
SCVTA marks BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension milestone
On October 13, Hostetter Road at the intersection of the future Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) corridor fully re-opened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction, marking the…
HDR wins Sound Transit East Link contract
Sound Transit has awarded HDR its construction management services contract for East Link's light rail Bellevue Segment. Voters approved the measure to construct and operate a light-rail transit system in…
Mizzou professor looks to tackle challenge of why weeds like crossings
A plant scientist at the University of Missouri, Reid Smeda, has been working for more than a decade to help make railroad crossings safer through vegetation management with herbicides.
Rock Hill recapitalizes Rail Services & Logistics; acquires Rail Tie Solutions’ assets
Rock Hill Capital Group has completed a majority recapitalization of Rail Service & Logistics, LLC (RSL), a railroad services provider involved in the removal and disposal of wood crossties.
Axion receives fourth tie order from Russia
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received its fourth purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia for its transit system.
UP plans classification yard in Robertson County, Texas
Union Pacific says it will move forward with plans for a new rail yard in Robertson County, Texas, that will strengthen Texas as a national freight transportation hub, create jobs…
Houston METRO delays opening of two light rail lines to 2015
The opening date for Houston METRO's new East End (Green) and Southeast (Purple) Lines have been revised. Issues affecting completion of the additional 10 miles of rail include problems on…
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