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National Freight Strategic Plan provides roadmap to freight transport challenges
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the draft National Freight Strategic Plan that offers specific policy proposals and solutions to address the challenges of moving freight in the U.S.
Union Pacific launches new social media safety campaign
Union Pacific this week launched a new campaign exclusively on social media, urging drivers and pedestrians to think about their personal safety first and wait at grade crossings.
Wabtec Corporation acquires Track IQ
Wabtec Corporation has acquired the assets of Track IQ, a manufacturer of wayside sensor systems for the global rail industry. Track IQ has annual sales of about $15 million.
UP begins $90 million Port Laredo expansion
Between 2014 and 2040, freight moving in Texas is projected to nearly double, from two billion tons to more than 3.75 billion tons. A state advisory committee warned that such…
NJDOT leadership change underway
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox will make his anticipated transition back to the private sector by the end of the month, when NJDOT Deputy Commissioner…
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.
CSX, DelDOT and Operation Lifesaver promote public safety
CSX, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Operation Lifesaver worked together this past weekend to improve public safety at railroad crossings and around railroad tracks in Delaware through education…
UP and BNSF win distinguished Hay Award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project…
Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon Panel offers solutions to rail gridlock
The Amtrak panel appointed to find solutions to rail congestion in the Chicago Gateway recommends co-located dispatchers, improved operating practices and projects to prevent $800 billion in impacts from rail…
Jackson County, KCATA reach funding agreement to purchase Rock Island Corridor
Jackson County and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) reached a cooperative agreement that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock…
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