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More than 400 take to Capitol Hill for Railroad Day
The industry's annual single day blitz of congressional officials brought more than 400 industry representatives to Washington, D.C., on March 3.
HNTB adds rail expertise to New York and Pennsylvania offices
HNTB Corporation promoted Jeff Konrad, PE, to vice president of rail in Pennsylvania District. The firm also expanded its team of transportation professionals within its New York and Pennsylvania offices.
USDOT accepting applications for new $800M FASTLANE grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for a new grant program authorized by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Canada’s railways announce new Parliamentary Rail Caucus
The Railway Association of Canada has created a Parliamentary Rail Caucus to be chaired by Sherry Romanado, Liberal Member of Parliament for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne, Quebec, and co-chaired by Marilyn Gladu, Conservative…
Eighth round of TIGER funding makes $500 million available
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will make $500 million available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)…
Connecticut bond commission approves funds for Metro-North yard
Connecticut has allocated $17.5 million in state funding for the design, engineering and construction of a new rail yard on the Metro-North Railroad Danbury Branch Line in Norwalk. The funding…
Sound Transit to expand layover yard
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has selected Shimmick Construction to design and build a $13.2-million expansion of the agency's Sounder layover facilities in Lakewood, Wash.
Norfolk Southern 2016 capex reflects strategic focus toward streamlined railroad
Norfolk Southern has a planned capital improvement budget of $2.1 billion in 2016, which is $300 million less than its record $2.4 billion capital plan in 2015.
BNSF plans $4.3 billion 2016 capital plan
BNSF Railway released plans for a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure program focuses on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe and reliable network this year and…
KCS 2016 capital program reflects 10 percent reduction over 2015
Kansas City Southern estimates its 2016 capital program will be between $580-590 million, which represents an approximate 10 percent decline from its $649 million program in 2015.
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