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OmniTRAX affiliate acquires Sand Springs Railway Company
Sand Springs Railway Company is being acquired by Sand Springs Holdings, LLC, a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc. The Sand Springs Railway, which runs freight service between Sand Springs and…
NS' Squires taking on additional duties
Norfolk Southern's President James Squires will assume additional responsibilities in the marketing and operations divisions in line with the company's normal succession planning process.
WMATA takes control of Silver Line Phase 1
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority transferred care and control of the first phase of the Silver Line to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on May 27. WMATA has up…
Edmonton LRT project gets funding guarantee from Canadian government
The Canadian government has guaranteed up to CA$150 million (US$138 million) for the Valley Line Stage 1 Light Rail Transit expansion project in Edmonton, AB, under the New Building Canada…
CN's Mongeau underscores railroad's unwavering commitment to safety
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National, in a speech to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, said that dangerous goods are an integral part of everyday life…
Stella-Jones completes acquisition of Boatright's wood treating facilities
Stella-Jones Inc. has completed the acquisition of the wood treating facilities of Boatright Railroad Products, Inc., located in Montevallo and Clanton, Ala. These facilities manufacture, sell and distribute creosote and…
House committee approves bill with reduced 2015 transportation budget
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on May 21 with a vote of 28-21.
LACMTA receives FTA grant, TIFIA loan for Purple Line extension
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) was granted $1.25-billion dollars in federal funds, as well as approved for a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Loan to…
Old grant funds transferred to Cincinnati streetcar
Cincinnati's streetcar project is the unexpected recipient of an extra $268,000 via a rail-related grant Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) received.
Transport Canada issues proposal to fine Railway Safety Act violators
Transport Canada is proposing regulations that will provide Transport Canada with new enforcement tools for railway companies that violate the Railway Safety Act.
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