The Surface Transportation Board on Thursday, May 29, 2014, instituted an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proceeding to provide interested persons the opportunity to comment on whether the "safe harbor" provision of the Board's current rail fuel surcharge rules should be modified or removed.
The three largest North American nations all saw freight rail traffic gain once again in the latest week ending May 24, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, May 29, as rail volumes continue to gain over 2013 levels.
The Department of Transportation has awarded a combined $235 million in federal grants to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy inflicted on New Jersey Transit and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail systems in late October 2012.
OmniTRAX announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014 that it is acquiring Sand Springs Railway Co., a 32-mile short line linking the railroad's namesake Oklahoma city with Tulsa, Okla.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez joined Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski in ceremonially opening UP's new 2,200-acre facility in Santa Teresa, N.M. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Indiana's sole involvement in U.S. higher-speed rail (HrSR) planning was officially launched Thursday, May 29, 2014, as the "Indiana Gateway" project proceeds, according to Indiana Department of Transportation officials.
Norfolk Southern Corp. Chairman and CEO Wick Moorman on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, announced that President James A. Squires will assume additional responsibilities in line with the company's normal succession planning process.
Portland, Ore.-based GlobeSherpa said Wednesday, May 28, 2014 it has been awarded a contract by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to "provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing software system for VRE riders."
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, said that Board Member Deb Miller has been designated as the agency's vice chairman.
Oklahoma's senior U.S. Senator, James Inhofe, has endorsed a proposal to extend Amtrak's Heartland Flyer north of Oklahoma City into Kansas, to connect with Amtrak's long-distance Southwest Chief.