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Mississippi Transportation Commission approves state rail grants
The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) has given its approval for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to award $1.44 million in grants to several railroads across the state for maintenance…
BLET members ratify new contract with Indiana Southern
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Indiana Southern Railroad (ISRR) after 16 months of negotiations.
R.J. Corman takes possession of Carolina Southern; renovation of track underway
R. J. Corman Railroad Company took possession of the former Carolina Southern on August 17, but began moving equipment into place and clearing shrubs on the overgrown line two weeks…
TNW completes logistics center upgrade
TNW Corporation (TNW), operator of shortline railroads and logistics centers, has completed a multimillion dollar upgrade at its Panhandle Logistics Center, which is located on the TXNW Railway complex in…
FRA report on PTC: Most railroads will miss deadline; enforcement will happen
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress Aug. 7.
First U.S.-Mexico rail bridge in more than a century is now operational
The West Rail Bridge, the first rail bridge connecting U.S. and Mexico in more than 100 years, became operational August 7.
Rep. McKinley tours Warwood Tool facility, discusses rail issues
On August 5, Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV-1) joined representatives from Warwood Tool Company and the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad (A&O) to tour Warwood's steel tool manufacturing facility and discuss…
One of nation’s "most dangerous" crossings gets safer
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox and New Jersey Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim unveiled safety improvements made to Midland Avenue railroad crossing…
New study analyzes condition of Washington state's shortline railroads; repair costs
According to a recent study by the Washington Department of Transportation and the Washington State University Freight Policy Transportation Institute, more than half of the state's shortline rail miles aren't…
P&L engineers ratify new deal
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented engineers employed by Paducah and Louisville Railway ratified a new five-year agreement.
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