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Metra unveils $2.4 billion modernization plan; 2015 budget includes 10.8 percent fare increase
Chicago's Metra released a long-term, multibillion dollar modernization plan focused on replacing the agency's aging rail cars and locomotives and addressing the ongoing critical need to maintain safe and reliable…
DART re-elects Strauss chair
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board of directors re-elected Robert Strauss as their chair for the coming year.
RailComm provides its DOC system to Ferromex
Ferromex railroad has chosen RailComm to provide yard automation to 80-plus newly-installed switch machines, which will be controlled via the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC) in Torreon City, Mexico.
Bentley Systems names Be Inspired finalists
Bentley Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition.
UTU members ratify pacts on two terminal railroads
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented trainmen, engineers and yardmasters employed by Lake Terminal Railroad have ratified a new six-year agreement by a unanimous vote.
MTA NYCT to close three station platforms for three months
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) will close three Manhattan-bound platforms at 104 St-Oxford Avenue and 88 St-Boyd Avenue stations on the A line for three months as…
SYSTRA launches RAILSIM X® Software Suite
SYSTRA has launched its RAILSIM X® Software Suite, analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations. The company says this redevelopment of the RAILSIM operations software package will introduce a…
Mizzou professor looks to tackle challenge of why weeds like crossings
A plant scientist at the University of Missouri, Reid Smeda, has been working for more than a decade to help make railroad crossings safer through vegetation management with herbicides.
Rock Hill recapitalizes Rail Services & Logistics; acquires Rail Tie Solutions’ assets
Rock Hill Capital Group has completed a majority recapitalization of Rail Service & Logistics, LLC (RSL), a railroad services provider involved in the removal and disposal of wood crossties.
Axion receives fourth tie order from Russia
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received its fourth purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia for its transit system.
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