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Russian Railways (RZD) Thursday said that the company, through its subsidiary Transcontainer, has organized for a demonstration container freight train to travel along the route between Nahodka-Vostochnaya (in the port city of Nahodka on Russia’s Far Eastern Railway) to Shushari (in St. Pet ...

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released its Final Proposed Budget for 2012 as well as an updated four-year Financial Plan.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) has hired HDR, Inc. to rehabilitate the Greenville Yard in Jersey City, N.J., to improve ongoing rail-to-barge-to-rail freight movements across New York Harbor. The transload site, potentially a key freight component of cross-Hudson River traff ...
 

stb_logo.jpg"The ‘STB Way’ is a culture of collaboration, collegiality, and innovation. It’s a focus on getting the job done,” said STB Chairman Daniel R. ElliottIII, as he announced the award on Wednesday. “Every employee should be proud of our ranking and what it says about their dedication and hard work.”

This was the fifth year of the survey, conducted by the Partnership for Public Service along with The American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. --> For the third consecutive year, the Partnership for Public ranked the Surface Transportation Board No. 1 on its Best Places to Work list among federal agencies with fewer than 2,000 workers. The STB, which is responsible for the economic regulation of railroads, has 141 employees.& ...
Given previous years in its existence where “zero funding” was a mantra for its critics, Amtrak may do better than expected in its federal fiscal year 2012 budget, reported out of conference committee Tuesday night. But its operations funding will be somewhat lean. ...
GE Transportation said Wednesday its intends to acquire transportation software provider RMI from global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group. ...

Supporters of Cincinnati’s streetcar proposal, coming off an Election Day victory fending off the proposal’s opponents, reportedly now hope to obtain $56 million in federal funds to restore the full original scope of the project.

The Bellevue, Wash., City Council Monday night unanimously approved an agreement with Sound Transit for a light rail line that included tunnels through its downtown, including accord on financing for the more costly infrastructure.
The Government of Canada, along with the provincial governments of Quebec andOntario, on Monday released the final report of the high speed rail study for the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. The cautious conclusion: HSR is technically feasible in the corridor, “but will require significant publi ...
15 November 2011

Class I

The Association of American Railroads Tuesday noted the freight railroad industry has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year by G.I. Jobs magazine, a career guide for military job-seekers, for the industry’s commitment to hiring military veterans. Five Class I railroads w ...
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