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Axion receives West Coast switch tie order
Axion International Holdings, Inc., received a purchase order from a major West Coast based transit line. The purchase order calls for approximately $377,000 in switch ECOTRAX 100 percent recycled ties…
FRA develops first multi-state planning study for high-performance rail in the Southwest
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published its first multi-state plan for a comprehensive, high-performing passenger rail network that will support rail planning in six Southwestern states over the next…
NCDOT Secretary Tata pledges commitment to rail safety
N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secretary Tony Tata visited the BeRailSafe booth at the North Carolina State Fair to sign a pledge stating his commitment to rail safety.
KCS appoints SVP human resources
Kansas City Southern has appointed Lora Cheatum to senior vice president human resources.
X Train re-routes to Western Alignment
The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc., (X Train) has begun the engineering of the route to Las Vegas from Los Angeles on what it calls the Western Alignment.
FTA signs ROD for Mid-Coast Trolley project
The Mid-Coast Trolley project in San Diego, Calif., reached a significant milestone when the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed the Record of Decision for the federal environmental document on October…
CP confirms termination of exploratory talks with CSX
Canadian Pacific said that exploratory conversations held with CSX concerning a possible business combination have ended.
AECOM completes acquisition of URS Corporation
AECOM completed its acquisition of URS Corporation on Oct. 17, 2014, following approval of the merger agreement by URS' stockholders and the stock issuance proposal by AECOM's stockholders at each…
CTA Board approves minimum wage ordinance for contractors, subcontractors
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved an ordinance that will require all CTA contractors and subcontractors to pay their eligible employees a minimum wage of $13 per hour.
New Metra station awarded Illinois funds
A new Metra station at 79th Street in the Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Park-Gresham received a $21.5-million boost in state funds. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funds Oct. 11…
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