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Chicago Rail Link testing grade-crossing safety pilot project
OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link (CRL), a 72-mile shortline railroad on Chicago’s South Side, may soon have a remedy for its current local grade-crossing that can no longer withstand harsh conditions…
Ready the ballast trains: Railroads prepare for Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, is making its way to the southeast of the U.S. and is expected to bring torrential rain, damaging wind and potential devastation. The Weather…
EDA grants to fund rail projects in Illinois, South Dakota
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $5.1 million to two rail projects in Illinois and South Dakota.
Sec. Foxx tours federally funded Maine rail projects
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for a tour of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the Port of Portland on Oct. 3.
Majority of elected officials support legislation to make 45G tax credit permanent
Legislation that would make the shortline tax credit, also referred to as 45G, permanent, has reached a milestone in its quest for cosponsors.
Suppliers to Congress: STB shooting first, asking questions later
The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board's pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations…
MassDOT awards grants to enhance freight rail access
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded seven grants totaling more than $2.2 million as part of the 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP).
Proposed Great Lakes Basin Rail line files new preferred route
Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT), submitted a new route for the proposed rail project that is 21 miles shorter and avoids Boone County, Ill., where it faced strong opposition.
Infrastructure investments on D&H line results in improved service for Norfolk Southern
It's been one year since Norfolk Southern purchased the Delaware & Hudson Railway Co.'s (D&H) line between Sunbury, Pa., and Schenectady, N.Y.
Georgia Ports Authority betting big on rail
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch detailed a new strategic rail initiative, GPA's Mid-American Arc, and said bigger ships, deeper water and expanded rail are converging to make…
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