Latest Rail News

cp’s-harrison-sets-2018-financial-goals
October 01, 2014
At Canadian Pacific’s 2014 Investor Conference, CEO E. Hunter Harrison unveiled new growth targets out to 2018, and “a multi-year strategy to drive superior service and financial profitability, including more than doubling the company’s earnings per share.” Financial expectations on CP’s...
railcar-builder-stocks-tumble-following-phmsa-nrnm-comment-period
October 01, 2014
Shares of The Greenbrier Companies and Trinity Industries fell 10.2% and 7.7%, respectively, in afternoon trading on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, one day after the deadline for final comments on the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration’s Notice of...
aar-comments-to-phmsa-stress-efficiency-as-well-as-safety
October 01, 2014
The Association of American Railroads on Sept. 30, 2014 submitted its comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation-Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) on standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids such as crude...
instep-software-and-wi-tronix-in-collaboration
October 01, 2014
Wi-Tronix, LLC has announced "a new collaboration" with InStep Software "allowing Wi-Tronix to utilize InStep's PRiSM predictive asset analytics software in the company's locomotive remote monitoring services." Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Wi-Tronix, a supplier of wireless monitoring products for the railroad industry, is adding...
metra-reopens-downers-grove-station-platforms
October 01, 2014
Metra reopened station platforms at its Downers Grove (Ill.) Main Street Station Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2014. Metra noted that construction work was not yet complete; replacement of the east end of both platforms "will resume in 2015," it said. Metra...

ground-broken-for-la-regional-connector
October 01, 2014
Federal, state, and local Los Angeles officials – along with a Hollywood personality – gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 to mark the construction launch of the...
metro-north-eyes-more-bridge-repairs
September 30, 2014
Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Metro-North Railroad have agreed to repair or replace three rail bridges on the New Haven Line at a cost of $10 million. Funding will...
houston-metro-delays-lrt-launches
September 30, 2014
Continuing and mounting delays have forced Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) from adding two new light rail transit lines to Houston's...
greenbrier-responds-to-phmsa-tank-car-nprm
September 30, 2014
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Sept. 30, 2014, filed comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on HHFTs (High Hazard Flammable Trains)—hazmat tank...
csx-hosts-first-responder-cbr-training-at-sertc
September 30, 2014
Forty first-responders representing 30 communities around CSX’s railroad network have undergone crude-by-rail (CBR) incident response training at the Security...