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Sound Transit releases proposal for 58 miles of light-rail extensions
A public involvement period will begin March 29 on an extensive Sound Transit Board proposal for responding to the region's chronic transportation challenges.
Short Line Safety Institute fills two senior positions
The Short Line Safety Institute on March 24, 2016 announced the onboarding of two key staff members—Mike Long, Senior Safety and Operations Manager, and Michele Malski, Safety Programs Manager. These…
BLET members ratify first union contract with Illinois Railway
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified their first-ever union contract with the Illinois Railway (IR) on March 21, 2016. More than 80 percent of members…
Atlantic Track & Turnout VP retires
After 35 years in the railroad industry and 23 years of service with Atlantic Track & Turnout Co., Vice President William Roan, Jr., has decided to retire.
Gateway Program partners lay out project plans
Partners in the Gateway Program have outlined steps to move it forward including the allocation of $70 million for preliminary engineering, a federal pledge to streamline environmental reviews and finalization…
Metra adds more than $64M to its 2016 capital program
The Metra Board of Directors has approved a $64.5 million addition to the agency's 2016 capital program which now totals $251 million in projected spending.
CN continues safety innovation program with technology investments
CN has launched its third year of the Safety Innovation Program, which is part of the railroad's broader safety agenda that is focused on enhancing the safety of operations and…
Union Pacific continues to see safety success following North Platte unit’s improvement
Union Pacific's North Platte Service Unit, which includes about 900 miles of track across Nebraska and parts of Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas, improved employee safety in 2015. The service unit's…
NS names Adams VP of human resources
Norfolk Southern has named Ann Adams vice president human resources, succeeding Juan Cunningham, who retired earlier this year. Her appointment becomes effective April 1, 2016.
MTS approves $108 million capital improvement program
In another step toward keeping San Diego's transit system in a state of good repair, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors on March 17, 2016 unanimously approved $108…
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