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A poll published Tuesday by the Sacramento Bee indicates declining support for California’s high speed rail proposal among the state’s citizenry, which voted to approve the attempt three years ago.

It has long been a proud boast of passenger rail operators that their trains run when noting else does. That can be costly, as New York subways, which move five million riders a day, found in the snowy winter of 2010-1011. So MTA New York City Transit has come up with a new plan, which is essence ...
Americans who ride public transportation will face increased commuting costs if Congress does not act to extend the transit commuter benefit by the end of the year, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the American Public Transportation Association. ...

Patriot Rail Corp., which owns and operates 12 short line railroads, announced the appointment of David J. Rohal to its management team as vice president, reporting to Chairman, President, and CEO Gary O. Marino.

Los Angeles-based AECOM Technology Corp. announced Monday that Keith Hampson has joined the company as global transit and rail director for its transportation business. ...
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet says it has selected CH2M Hill provide on-call construction management services for the Portland to Milwaukie light rail transit extension project. The 7.3-mile, $1.4 billion project will connect Portland State University in downtown Portland with southeast Portland, Milw ...
Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track and Turnout Co. said Monday it is acquiring Memphis-based Conley Frog and Switch movable bridge patterns and patent rights, which involve “rail arrangements for vertical, swing, and draw-type bridges.” Atlantic Track says with the purcha ...

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Thursday said that Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) has become its newest member.

Represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee, the major U.S. railroads late Thursday reached tentative agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association, which together represent about 26,500 employees in collective ...

Hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, led by activist investor William Ackman, said Thursday it has held “productive” discussions with Canadian Pacific Railway.

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