The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has completed its purchase of 37-miles of Housatonic Railroad right-of-way, stretching from Pittsfield, Mass., to Canaan, Conn., the railroad's headquarters city sitting just across the Massachusetts-Connecticut border.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 that GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., has been awarded a contract to build the future Long Island Rail Road concourse at Grand Central Terminal.
New Jersey Transit will receive $843,750 in federal funds to develop a validated forecast and warning system, in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, N.J., one of the cities severely affected by the impact of storm surge due to Superstorm Sandy in late October 2012.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based United Rail, Inc. announced a partnership with Swiss rail supply manufacturer HaslerRail AG on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, designed to allow United Rail "to represent their systems and products to the American freight and passenger rail transportation markets."
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President Joyce Rose commented Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on the Feb. 3 collision in Valhalla, N.Y., involving an SUV and a Metro-North Railroad consist.
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. has acquired Railroad Controls L.P., a provider of railway signal construction services with annual revenue of about $75 million in 2014.
U.S. freight traffic wrapped up the week ending Jan. 31, 2015 with solid gains, capping an equally solid month of advances, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Registration and hotel reservations have begun for Railway Interchange 2015, show host organizations announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) staff on Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, 2015, presented a final list to RTD's Board of Directors of four supplier teams interested to bid on building out the Southeast Rail Extension.
Amid myriad ongoing rail project work in New York's five boroughs, four subway programs in Manhattan signify the ups and downs of adjusting and growing a century-old system for the second 100 years.
Testifying on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger cautioned lawmakers not to tamper with a successful formula for U.S. freight railroads.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding could cover half the $150 million projected cost of the proposed 3.3-mile West Sacramento streetcar, contingent, per standard, on matching funding from state, local, and/or other sources, and President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget includes funding that would enable just that.
“The U.S. economy continues to grow, and strong demand for rail service demonstrates that the freight rail industry is integral to this growth,” the Association of American Railroads (AAR) declared Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in releasing its 15-page 2015 Freight Rail Industry Outlook outlining the industry's prospects.
New York-based Titan has been awarded a five-year contract, with two additional one-year options, for all advertising rights on Metro Transit trains, light rail transit, and buses serving Minnesota's Twin Cities.
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 said Siemens S70 low-floor light rail vehicles now have been added to the Blue Line, the system's initial route linking downtown San Diego and San Ysidro, Calif., just short of the U.S.-Mexico border.
A spokesman for Detroit's public-private partnership M-1 Rail project, now under construction, told a community group Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, the project would be open for passenger service sometime next year.
Total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 24, 2015 rose 4.1%, measured against the comparable week in 2014, according to the Association of American Railroads in its latest weekly report.
Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. (GREX®) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Edwin de Steiguer "Ned" Snead passed away Jan. 22, 2015, in Georgetown, Tex. He was 85.
Canadian National late Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 reported fourth-quarter net income of C$844 million (US$678 million), or C$1.03 (about 83 U.S. cents) in diluted earnings per share, compared with C$635 million (US$510 million), or 76 Canadian cents (61 U.S. cents) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013.