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Brightline, the private operator of inter-city passenger rail service in Florida, announced that Dave Howard has joined the company as chief executive.

The Florida Transportation Commission approved the state Department of Transportation’s project plan, including freight and passenger rail, through fiscal 2022.

Brutal winter weather threatens to further delay export grain shipments by rail and vessel loading at Pacific Northwest ports, but that could be a boon to maritime centers along the Gulf Coast.

Chicago’s Metra transit agency is seeking bids for the next phase of the multi-year Union Pacific North bridge project, which will replace 100-year-old bridges over 11 streets on the North Side of Chicago, as well as construct the inbound half of the new Ravenswood Station.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A record number of railroaders, suppliers, and customers on March 2 converged on the Capitol for the annual lobbying event known as Railroad Day to meet Congressional representatives and help them identify legislative strategies to grow opportunities for the industry.

Now that E. Hunter Harrison has become CEO of CSX, “we expect additional layoffs in addition to the recently announced 1,000 members of management,” says Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. “We also expect CSX to easily exc ...

Oliver Wyman Partner Rodney Case delivered a thought-provoking address March 6 at Rail Equipment Finance 2017 on the future of North America’s rail industry.

During late 2015, Amtrak conducted Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) testing over a number of selected test sites in New England and New Jersey. This testing constituted a portion of the “safety case” required of Amtrak by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for certification to raise the ...

CSX has a new CEO. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad on March 6 agreed to a deal with hedge fund Mantle Ridge LP to name E. Hunter Harrison as chief executive, effective imediately, and to nominate people for five seats on its board.

In 2017 the Chicago Transit Authority is marking its 70th anniversary as a governmental organization when it took over operations of the city’s buses, streetcars and trains, and its role in the growth and development of Chicago.

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