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CTC allocates $60 million to California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.
Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts USDOT funds; TIGER, Amtrak long distance train funding gone
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2017 budget, which includes reducing funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long distance train funding, as well as popular transportation…
Railroads outpace all U.S. infrastructure in new report card
American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of…
Trimble and Railhead Corp. partnership brings real-time remote diagnostics to North American rail markets
Trimble announced that it is partnering with Illinois-based Railhead Corporation to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to maximize locomotive asset utilization and productivity for railway operators.
Sound Transit constructing East Link light-rail tunnel in Bellevue one small section at a time
A 2,000-linear-foot tunnel that will host light-rail service in Bellevue, Wash., as part of Sound Transit's East Link, is now under construction.
Union Pacific board approves $3.1 billion 2017 capital program
The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017.
AAR estimates freight railroads will spend $22 billion on capital programs in 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.
Legislation to make 45G tax credit permanent re-enters House
A bill that would make the shortline maintenance tax credit permanent was introduced to the House of Representatives during the evening of Jan. 30.
Caterpillar names new CEO, makes executive appointments
Jim Umpleby will take the helm of Caterpillar Inc. Jan. 1, 2017 and three newly appointed executives will support him.
Railtech Matweld finalizes merger with Boutet
Railtech Matweld announced Dec. 13 that it has finalized its merger and integration with Railtech Boutet over the past few months.
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