Rail Group On Air: Talking projects, maintenance and COVID with CSX V.P. of Engineering Ricky Johnson

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks construction projects, maintenance and dealing with a pandemic with CSX Vice President of Engineering Ricky Johnson. Rail Group On Air · Rail Group on

TriMet’s budget adjustments due to COVID-19 pandemic focus on preserving service and jobs, ensuring safety

Editor’s Note: TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. Like other transit agencies, TriMet has been dealing with a plethora of issues related

Railroad employment continues to shrink

Since before the worldwide pandemic hit, rail employment levels had been shrinking for many months. Declining traffic volume, especially reductions in coal movements, were considered the key culprits. Now, add the horrific

Pandemic to blame for Union Pacific layoffs at Bailey Yard

An “unspecified number of workers” are the latest casualties in railroad industry layoffs. These layoffs were in the mechanical department at Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, located in North Platte, Neb., according to

UPDATED MAY 18: Rail Group Staff Report—Global railway industry recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

This continually updated staff report from the editors at Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal now shifts to the latest developments surrounding recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which

Move to shut stations during Metro’s Silver Line extension will eliminate single-tracking

Washington, D.C., Metro announced it would be closing all of the Silver Line stations this summer. The move will help with phase two of Silver Line construction that will extend the route

Amtrak announces passenger face mask requirement and limited restart of Acela service

After weeks of nearly no ridership, and the halt of Acela service in the northeast corridor, Amtrak announced yesterday that on Monday, May 11, passengers will be required to wear face masks

Washington, D.C. Metro leverages summer drop in ridership to work on the railroad

While the coronavirus is beyond horrible, and has impacted rail passenger ridership on Amtrak, commuter rail, and city transit lines, several roads have said they will use the reduced frequency of trains

CP donates $1 million to four North American charities providing critical supplies and relief in the COVID-19 battle

Canadian Pacific is donating $1 million to four North American charities working on the front lines to help people impacted by COVID-19. In Canada, CP will donate C$350,000 to The Frontline Fund

Bells & Whistles—5/1/20

Union Pacific train derails in downtown Rockford, Ill. Groups want transit, not highway work, in New Jersey. Repairs to Ottawa light rail line will be done sooner. Sound Transit tries to figure

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