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House passes short-term transportation extension bill; APTA says effort a flop
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, a short-term authorization extension that will provide surface transportation funding through July 31, 2015. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, sponsored…
Watco acquires two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings
Watco Companies purchased two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, May 18, 2015. Watco Transportation Services (WTS) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Texas and New…
SFMTA Central Subway Tunnel structure complete
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) Central Subway tunnel portal entrance, which was the final element to the overall tunneling contract, is now finished. SFMTA says this portion of…
Amtrak restores Philly to NYC service; FRA orders NEC safety improvements
Amtrak resumed full Northeast Corridor (NEC) operations May 18, following a derailment on May 12 in Philadelphia, Pa. Additionally, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has instructed Amtrak to immediately take…
Norfolk Southern gains STB approval of D&H acquisition
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) approved Norfolk Southern's acquisition of approximately 283 miles of rail line in Pennsylvania and New York from the Delaware & Hudson Railway Company, Inc. (D&H).
TriMet MAX Orange Line hosts "First Ride"
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other officials and project partners took the first ride on the TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, the future MAX Orange Line, on May 15.
Mongeau: Regulatory regime should encourage continued rail investment and innovation
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National (CN) said that Canada's trade agenda requires a policy framework that encourages and rewards continued investment in supply-chain capacity and…
NS names Shaw executive vice president and chief marketing officer
Norfolk Southern Board of Directors has named Alan Shaw executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Houston Metro to open two new light-rail lines
Beginning May 23, 2015, there will be more transit options as two new light-rail lines begin serving the Houston, Texas community. The Green Line (East End Line) travels along Harrisburg…
UP pays tribute to former Chairman of the Board James Evans
James H. Evans, who served as Union Pacific chairman of the board from 1977 to 1985, died May 11, 2015, at age 94.
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