Latest Rail News

for-up-a-challenging-second-quarter
July 22, 2016
Revenue declines in six traffic groups were a key contributing factor in Union Pacific’s second-quarter financials, for which the railroad reported diluted earnings per share of $1.17, a 15% decline from the prior-year quarter; operating income of $1.66 billion, down...
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July 22, 2016
Ryan Davis has been appointed a contracts manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Davis, who is based in the firm’s Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure office, provides contract management support for the Purple Line Extension project in Los Angeles, coordinating with...
first-precast-train-beam-goes-up-in-miamicentral
July 22, 2016
The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral this week, as the 11-acre transportation hub that will host Brightline passenger trains continues to take shape in...
byrne-named-vice-chairman-rsictc
July 22, 2016
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has named veteran railcar design and regulatory compliance and safety professional John Byrne as Vice Chairman. Byrne succeeds William Finn, who retired earlier in 2016. Byrne has spent his entire career in...
rssi-hosts-1550-in-grapevine
July 21, 2016
The Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. 56th Annual C&S Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Tex., in late June 2016 attracted more than 1,550 rail and transit customers, suppliers and guests. Representatives from the seven North American Class I railroads,...

fra-advances-new-england-intercity-blueprint
July 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on July 21 a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Northern New...
new-siemens-plant-fully-operational
July 21, 2016
Siemens’ new 60,000 square-foot rail service headquarters in Sacramento, Calif., which serves as Siemens Mobility Customer Services U.S. headquarters and West...
sms-secures-railway-interchange-2017-contract
July 21, 2016
Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis...
usdot-constructs-build-america-bureau
July 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure...
aar-total-weekly-rail-traffic-down-56
July 20, 2016
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jul. 16, 2016: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 520,222 carloads...