Latest Rail News

us-supplier-nexala-lands-irish-rail-technology-contract
August 28, 2015
Nexala, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble that supplies rail vehicle lifecycle management technologies, will be deploying its R2M real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system on Irish Rail’s CAF 29000 fleet of commuter rail DMUs. R2M, said Nexala, “allows railway operators to...
oregon-ramps-up-rail-safety-oversight
August 28, 2015
The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) on August 28, 2015 approved an updated set of rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail. Combined with Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) addition of four Federal Railroad Administration-certified rail inspectors, the rules “aim to...
does-zero-bakken-crude-for-irving-oil-indicate-a-trend?
August 28, 2015
Irving Oil Ltd., operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, has stopped importing crude oil sourced from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and shipped by rail in favor of cheaper crudes from such producers as OPEC, “reflecting a...
crrc-usa-to-break-ground-in-massachusetts
August 28, 2015
On Sept. 3, 2015, CRRC USA Rail Corp. will break ground on a new, 220,000-square-foot facility in Springfield, Mass., where it will manufacture 284 railcars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s “T” system in Boston. MBTA earlier in 2015 awarded a...
siemens-lands-nyct-qbl-phase-1-cbtc-contract
August 27, 2015
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security two 67-month contracts worth a total of $205.8 million to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on a portion of the New York City Transit...

railroads-report-no-major-damage-from-northwest-fires-so-far
August 27, 2015
Aside from unconfirmed reports of isolated tie damage to one Idaho short line, and moments of suspended service on both short lines and Class Is, the dozens of...
aar-reports-flat-weekly-rail-traffic
August 27, 2015
For the week ending August 22, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 567,943 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.4% compared with the same week in 2014, the...
dallas-fort-worth-hsr-receives-initial-funds
August 26, 2015
The Regional Transportation Council-North-Central Texas Council of Governments (RTC-NCTCOG) has allocated $4.5 million to fund the planning, design and...
wi-tronix-co-founders-honored
August 25, 2015
Chicago’s Daily Herald Business Ledger has selected Wi-Tronix co-founders Lawrence (Larry) B. Jordan, Jr. and Michael (Mike) Heilmann to receive the 2015...
david-rose-joins-gannett-fleming
August 25, 2015
David Rose, Ph.D., has joined Gannett Fleming as Director of Management Consulting, based in New York City. He will lead Gannett Fleming’s management consulting...