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Norfolk Southern issued the following service advisory on Oct. 6 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate strengthening into a full-fledged hurricane and making landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast:
A tentative national agreement on wages, benefits and work rules has been reached between major railroads and seven of their 13 labor unions. Almost two-dozen unionized regionals and short lines…
Ahead of the year-end holidays, the Washington State Department of Transportation is starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily round-trips between Seattle and Portland.
Transit and transportation planning and development consultant Cambridge Systematics is celebrating 45 years as an industry consultant.
Long starved of funding and subject to Washington’s political whims, Amtrak is taking its message to the public with the “Ready To Build” campaign, a series of short films showcasing…
Organizers for Railway Interchange, North America’s largest railway industry exhibition and technical conference, report that the 2017 event, held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, posted total registered attendance of 8,150, with…
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which caused the worst devastation Puerto Rico has seen in 80 years, the Federal Transit Administration awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to…
Wabtec Corp. has acquired AM General Contractor, a Europe-based manufacturer of safety systems, mainly for transit rail cars. Based in Europe, AM has annual sales of about $25 million.
The Federal Railroad Administration has chosen a preferred corridor for a proposed high speed rail line connecting Chattanooga, Tenn., and Atlanta.
The Port MacKenzie Rail Extension has reached 75% completion, but officials say the 32-mile roadbed embankment is closed to travel due to increased rates of vandalism.
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