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Union Pacific Corporation Chairman Jim Young: 1952 – 2014
Union Pacific Corporation Chairman James R. (Jim) Young, who worked his way from an entry-level finance position to chairman, president and chief executive officer, died Feb. 15, 2014, after a…
First section of rail laid near Salisbury for Piedmont Improvement Program
The N.C. Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP), a $520-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to improve the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) corridor between Raleigh and…
Pasadena to Azusa Foothill Extension more than half way complete
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority says that its 11.5-mile extension from Pasadena to Azusa is now more than halfway to project completion.
Transport Canada proposes new grade crossing regulations
Transport Canada has proposed grade crossings regulations that would establish new safety standards for federally-regulated grade crossings.
KCS praises MOW team for handling of Winter Storm Nika
Kansas City Southern (KCS) was prepared for a hard hit by Winter Storm Nika, which blanketed Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma with several inches of snow,…
UP plans $3.9 billion capital program; Fritz named president and COO
Union Pacific's Board of Directors approved its 2014 capital spending plan of approximately $3.9 billion, up about $300 million versus 2013, driven primarily by the acquisition of 200 locomotives compared…
CSX to build new rail yard in Hopkinsville-Christian County, Kentucky
CSX plans to build a new rail inspection yard in Hopkinsville-Christian County, Ken., which will support hundreds of local construction and trade jobs while being built and will initially provide…
TriMet and union still spar, while CN and TCRC-CTY reach new agreement
In Portland, Ore., TriMet is requesting a mediator from the state's Employment Relations Board (ERB) after the agency and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) failed to reach an agreement on…
Sen. Heitkamp secures commitment from FRA for Casselton track inspection program
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) secured a commitment from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to deploy a new track inspection program to Casselton, the site where a recent derailment occurred…
BNSF plans whopping $5 billion capital program
BNSF has planned a capital commitment plan of approximately $5 billion for 2014, approximately a $1 billion increase over its 2013 capital spend.
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