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Agreement reached to reconstruct the U.S.-Mexico Desert Line Railroad
An agreement has been reached to pay for the reconstruction and operation of the 70-mile Desert Line railway in southeastern San Diego County that connects Mexico maquiladoras to rail shipping…
RBMN acquires Locust Valley Line
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) purchased the 5.5-mile Locust Valley Line; the acquisition became effective on June 8, 2016.
Vermont approves $33.4 million for rail projects
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on June 2, 2016, signed the FY 2017 Transportation Bill, which approves approximately $612.6 million in infrastructure improvements, including $33.4 million for rail. The bill includes…
WSDOT opens availability for loans, grants for freight rail improvement projects
Applications are now being accepted for Washington state-funded grants and loans for projects that improve freight rail services. Funds will be available in July 2017.
New York grants to rehab three bridges; 52 miles of track
New York state has awarded $16.3 million in grants through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program to projects that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will strengthen infrastructure, as well as…
Across the US communities seek $9.3 billion in TIGER funding
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585 applications from across the country totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding – over 18 times more than the…
Rep. Fitzpatrick joins TRAC Lubricants and Coatings and the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad for demonstration, discussion
On June 6, 2016, Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) joined representatives from TRAC Lubricants and Coatings (TLC) and the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad for a product demonstration and rail industry…
Reading & Northern plans bridge replacement
The construction of a modern railway bridge across the Lehigh River to create a connection between two divisions of Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad is closer to fruition as…
Gulf & Ohio name four to executive positions
Gulf & Ohio Railways (G&O) has promoted Doc Claussen, Todd Burchette, Ronnie McKenzie and Matt Gedney to executive positions with the railroad.
FRA issues new rules to protect M/W workers, expands drug testing
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued two final rules to better protect railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks.
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