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Amtrak turns 42, calls for federal funding
On May 1, 1971, Amtrak began operations as an intercity passenger rail service provider, marking today, May 1, 2013, as its 42nd anniversary. As Amtrak celebrates this milestone, it is…
Network Rail comes to North America
Network Rail Consulting, the international consultancy arm of rail infrastructure company Network Rail, has joined the North American rail market after bidding to become a part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor…
Canada celebrates Rail Safety week, makes CA$9.3 million commitment for crossings
The government of Canada has made a CA$9.3-million (US$9.2 million) commitment to improve railway crossings, as it celebrates Rail Safety Week.
Anthony Foxx nominated as next secretary of transportation
President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation, replacing Ray LaHood. Foxx is currently the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., who took office in 2009.
UP named 2012 Rail Carrier of the Year
Lowe's Home Improvement named Union Pacific its 2012 Rail Carrier of the Year, making this the second consecutive year UP won this award and the third time overall since Lowe's…
NJ Transit introduces mobile ticketing pilot program
New Jersey Transit has introduced a mobile ticketing pilot program that will transform Pascack Valley Line customers' smart phones into their train tickets.
MARTA proposed FY14 budget avoids fare increase in 2014
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has proposed a Fiscal Year 2014 Budget that will preserve existing transit service and avoid a previously projected 25-cent fare increase as part of…
Metro-North begins embankment stabilization on Hudson Line
As part of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Capital Program, an $8.6-million effort is underway to stabilize a portion of Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line where tracks sit on a…
Sound Transit’s South 200th Link extension breaks ground
In Washington state, Sound Transit began extending Link light rail to a new station 1.6 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport.
CSX makes DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies list
CSX was named to DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies list and ranked number one on the list of Top 10 Companies for Veterans.
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