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.
Edmonton's proposed Valley Line Stage 1 Light Rail Transit expansion project has been assured of C$150 million (US$138 million) by Edmonton's Parlimentary representative Rona Ambrose.
Pro-rail advocates and officials gathered Thursday, May 22, 2014 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Kansas City's 2.2-mile streetcar, with a target completion of construction sometime next year.
Freight rail traffic in all three major North American nations gained ground during the week ending May 17, 2014, just as they did the week before, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, May 22.
All Aboard Florida, the higher-speed rail (HrSR) intercity passenger service being advanced by Florida East Coast Industries, will add nearly $3.5 billion in GDP to the state of Florida's economy, according to findings from an economic impact study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), published Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is signaling its willingness to endure a strike by Long Island Rail Road employees, following a non-binding Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) decision seemingly favoring union stances.
BNSF Railway and Ferromex (FXE) announced a new intermodal service between Chicago and Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) says the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the TEX Rail project is now available for public review.
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroad employment rose 0.31% in mid-April 2014, measured against a year earlier, and also advanced 0.81% from mid-March levels.