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Compiled figures released Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,286 people in mid-January, up a modest 0.15% from January 2013, but down…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 it is creating the position of Chief Safety Officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to Chairman and…
February 25, 2014

PATH opens WTC Platform A

PATH personnel handed out notices to passengers Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, heralding the opening of the first permanent (or "modernized") platform at its World Trade Center Station in lower…
Minnesota's Metro Transit on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 urged riders of Northstar Line commuter service not to board their trains to head for the Twin Cities, citing delays caused by…
Dallas city officials continue to stress the establishment of the Oak Cliff streetcar line is just the first step in growing streetcar routes throughout the city, in part to complement…
North America’s Class I railroads have embarked on a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail. The initiative, which follows…
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) officials and other transport personnel welcomed a $670 million federal grant aiding a Downtown Regional Connector, scheduled to open in 2020.
St. Charles, Mo.-based American Railcar Industries says it recorded record earnings for the full year of 2013, and a 3% rise in consolidated earnings during the fourth quarter compared with…
Efforts to extend light rail transit from Norfolk, Va., east to neighboring Virginia Beach have received substantial political and media attention in recent years. But Norfolk and Hampton Roads Transit…
Speaking on Feb. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C., to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on infrastructure, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman said freight railroads are “essential to driving America’s…
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