Chicago-based NxGen Rail Services announced Wednesday, March 12, 2014 what it calls "the release of the world's first high-speed rail inspection system capable of detecting missing and displaced rail anchors."
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, March 11, 2014 it has "a second purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia and installed in track with a major transit line."
Metra has won a local Silver Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation, honoring the agency's digital billboard touting the Chicagoland regional rail system as the area's "Real Expressway."
More Americans relied on public transit (bus and rail) in 2013 than in any year since 1956, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 10, 2014.
Supporters of Detroit's public-private partnership advancing a $140 million initial streetcar line say construction will likely begin this spring.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, March 7, 2014, a major North American railroad yard in North Baltimore, Ohio, has chosen to upgrade it current yard control system to include 18 new switch locations.
U.S. freight rail traffic was mixed over the 28 days of February, but advanced in the final days of the month included in the latest tally offered by the Association of American Railroads for the week ending March 1, 2014.
Cologne, Germany-based TÜV Rheinland said Thursday, March 6, 2014, it has acquiried Risktec Solutions Ltd., based in Warrington, U.K. Risktec has offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Middle East, and in North America.
BNSF has reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.88 billion, up 15% from $164 billion in income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income for the full year of 2013 was $6.67 billion, up 11% from $6.0 billion in 2012.