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Norfolk Southern safety train wraps up 18-city tour
Norfolk Southern's safety train provided free training to 1,926 first responders in 18 cities in 13 states across the Class 1's network during its 2016 tour.
Caltrain starts pre-construction work for electrification project
Caltrain is gearing up to perform pre-construction work immediately that will continue through the end of February within the right-of-way as part of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). ¬
WMATA won't use 4000-series railcars in lead positions after safety concern identified
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld has ordered the prompt removal from service of all 4000-series railcars from the lead position of trains…
ITT moves to acquire Axtone
New York-based global manufacturing company ITT Inc. has announced an agreement through which it will acquire Axtone, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered and customized components for railway and other…
OneRail report makes case for rail‚Äôs role in safe transportation network
A new report from the OneRail Coalition highlights the decline in rail accidents during the past decade and calls for more people and goods to travel by rail to continue…
TSB points to broken rail as reason for 2014 CN derailment
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found a broken rail, due to an undetected defect led to the October 2014 derailment of a Canadian National Railway (CN) freight…
APTA calls for additional funds to help commuter railroads implement PTC
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is calling on Congress to appropriate funds toward the commuter rail industry‚Äôs positive train control (PTC) implementation initiatives in light of the progress the…
J.F. White Contracting awarded MBTA maintenance contract
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority‚Äôs (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board has awarded J.F. White Contracting Co. a $17.9 million construction contract to support infrastructure improvements on the system‚Äôs Red…
NTSB unveils two-year Most Wanted List
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2017-2018 Most Wanted List, implementing a new two-year cycle as opposed to the annual one previously used.
Metra approves 2017 budget with fare increase to pay for capital needs
The Metra Board of Directors approved the agency's 2017 budget, which includes a fare increase that will fund needed capital requirements.
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