Stressing to the hilt its longstanding public emphasis on safety as a pinnacle industry goal, the Federal Railroad Administration slammed Metro-North Railroad Thursday, March 13, 2014 for a "deficient safety culture" that favored on-time performance to operational safety procedures.
Minnesota's Metropolitan Council alerted residents of St. Paul Thursday, March 13, 2014 of more testing along the soon-to-open Green Line light rail transit project, this time involving tests of audio announcements on Friday, March 14.
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) will break ground on its north Metro Rail Line, the first Denver-area regional passenger rail line, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending March 8, 2014 was mixed measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, March 13.
Railway Age magazine has named Coos Bay Rail Link the 2014 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Co. its 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year. The awards will be presented at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., Friday, April 25, 2014.
Tigard, Ore., voters appear to have approved Ballot Measure 34-210, which specifically rejects any effort by TriMet to extend MAX light rail transit into the community.
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.
President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally receiving warm reception from various geographic points, and tolerance, if not enthusiasm, across the political aisle.
Ontario province's Regional Municipality of Waterloo on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, approved a C$1.9 billion (US$1.7 billion), 30-year contract to GrandLinq, one of three consortia competing to build an 11.8-mile light rail transit line.
Fort Worth's TEX Rail regional passenger rail project will benefit from $50 million budgeted in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("The T") said Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Two more top New Jersey Transit executives have been reported on the way out following the start March 1, 2014 of Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim's tenure as NJT Executive Director, succeeding Jim Weinstein.