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President includes $77 billion for USDOT in proposed budget
President Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget on April 10 and included $77 million for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The figure is six percent above the FY 2012…
UP begins Wyoming rail line rehab
Union Pacific (UP) plans to strengthen Wyoming's transportation infrastructure by investing $12 million in the rail line between Granite and Rawlins. The project is scheduled to be completed by the…
KCS Officer on a Train event in Mississippi
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and the West Point Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event April 9 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in West Point, Miss.
CN funds AREMA endowment for education
Canadian National has committed a $50,000 endowment to the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation, according to a release from the association.
North Dakota rail line to benefit from TIGER III money
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has obligated $10 million to rebuild a rail line near Devils Lake, N.D.
Six Class 1s recognized for transport safety
Six Class 1 railroads were recognized by Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) through its 2012 National Awards Recognition Program.
Thelen retires; Schnautz to lead NS' research and technology group
Norfolk Southern (NS) promoted Tom Schnautz to assistant vice president of research and advanced technology. He has assumed some of the responsibilities of Gerhard Thelen, including Positive Train Control (PTC)…
UP putting $7 million into Nebraska infrastructure
Union Pacific (UP) plans to strengthen Nebraska's transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $7 million in the rail line between North Bend and Grand Island. The project, funded entirely by UP…
UTU, Kyle Railroad reach tentative agreement
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) and Kyle Railroad reached an agreement on a proposed contract for all crafts under UTU-SMART's jurisdiction, which include: engineers,…
New Mexico to give railroads a fuel tax break after eligible infrastructure investment
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed the Locomotive Fuel Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) exemption bill, designed to encourage further growth of the railroad industry, as well as continued growth…
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