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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.
Port of Quincy, Great Northern Corridor Coalition work to improve freight movement
The Port of Quincy in the state of Washington is partnering with the Great Northern Corridor Coalition to promote regional cooperation, planning and shared project implementation to improve the movement…
From trainmen to CEO: Metra names Orseno to top spot
The Metra Board of Directors unanimously selected Donald Orseno, a lifelong railroader who has worked at Metra for more than three decades, as the next executive director/CEO of the Chicago…
California Transportation Commission allocates nearly $27 million for rail projects, including high-speed
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $27 million in new funding to three projects that it says will improve passenger rail and further strengthen the state's economy.
FCC proposes streamlined tribal review process for PTC antennas
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed an alternative process for 565 federally recognized Native American tribes to review positive train control (PTC) antennas in a public notice posted on…
Jacobs awarded contract from Volpe Center to support FRA
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a contract from the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) to provide monitoring and technical assistance for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant…
UP improves public safety performance in 2013
Union Pacific improved its public safety incident rate in 2013, demonstrating progress in enhancing safety for employees, customers and communities. The company's 2013 public safety incident rate was 2.22, a…
CN, New Brunswick reach agreement to preserve freight service
The province of New Brunswick in Canada and Canadian National have reached an agreement to preserve freight rail service on the line in northern New Brunswick.
FRA issues final rule concerning rail-flaw detection processes
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a rule in the Jan. 24 edition of The Federal Register, amending the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations…
CSX names regional VP, state government affairs for Virginia
CSX appointed Bryan Rhode to regional vice president, state government affairs in Virginia.
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