WMATA CEO proposes expanded service, no fare hikes for FY2020

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system wants to hold the line on fare hikes while proposing expanded rail service as part of a fiscal 2020 budget proposal.

New impact study for Oregon passenger proposal

Oregon after years of study has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for proposed passenger service upgrades between Eugene and Portland.

Chicago South Shore earns ASLRRA safety award

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad’s safety record in 2017 was recognized with the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) prestigious President’s Award.

Denver rail park along UP line taking shape

Development is under way on what is being billed as the largest rail-served industrial park in the Denver area.

Butler moves up to CFO at Sound Transit

Sound Transit has appointed Tracy Butler, a longtime executive of the Seattle agency, as chief financial officer.

Puchala leading national communications, marketing for OLI

Operation Lifesaver (OLI), the national rail safety education organization, has hired Jessica Puchala as director of communications and marketing.

AAR hazmat awards honor Schoendorfer of NS, safe shippers

The Association of American Railroads announced the 2018 recipients of the Holden-Proefrock Award and the 2017 Non-Accident Release (NAR) Grand Slam Awards.

New Metrolink co-CEOs as Leahy retires

In a change of leadership, Southern California’s commuter rail operator Metrolink is bidding farewell to one chief executive, and hello to co-CEOs as of January.

Upgrade for Northern Lines crossings

A Midwest shortline operator will see grade crossings upgraded, per plans by a state transportation office.

Delay for Phoenix light-rail extension

A plan to extend the Phoenix light-rail system has hit a bump—make that many bumps—in the road.