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CHSRA selects joint venture as best in value
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture's bid as the "apparent best value" for the design-build contract to construct the first section of its new…
New Mexico offers BNSF fuel break
A new law in New Mexico will provide a tax break to lower the cost of locomotive fuel for the BNSF Railway Co., the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
CP reopens line after Minnesota oil spill
Canadian Pacifc on Thursday said it had resumed service in western Minnesota after a derailment spilled up to 30,000 U.S. gallons of oil.
A refined grind
Elbow grease was the main driver of track maintenance a century ago; today, it’s technology. When it comes to the grinding process, everything from close cooperation with railroads to continued…
Invensys given subcontract for NYCT signals
Invensys Rail says it will serve as a subcontractor to Five Star Electric Corp. in a project to replace two rail interlockings for MTA New York City Transit.
DART taps Axion for more ECOTRAX ties
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) plans to utilize Axion International's ECOTRAX railway ties for three miles of its planned Blue Line light rail transit extension into South Dallas, Tex.
NJ Transit gets disaster relief funds
New Jersey's two U.S. Senators late Thursday announced $144.4 million in federal disaster relief for New Jersey Transit, which will be used by the corporation mostly to repair rail facilities…
NJT: Power restored for Hoboken services
New Jersey Transit Tuesday said its electric-powered rail service to and from Hoboken Terminal would resume Sunday, March 24, complemented by changes in schedules to reflect the resumption. Restoration of…
MTA to reopen old South Ferry subway station
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken the figurative plunge to reopen its old station at South Ferry, in lower Manhattan, in early April, after Hurricane Sandy submerged both the…
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Metro-North recognized for storm reconstruction work
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North was selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for its Port Jervis…
Panama Canal Railway applies North American railroad lessons
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
New York MTA gets $193 million in Sandy aid
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are awarding New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority $193.1 million in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, including initial reimbursement costs incurred by New…
Eastern Region Rail Crossing Conference set
The New England Railroad Club and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold the 2013 Eastern Region Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Conference and Expo at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.,…
Harsco Rail notes new orders
Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. said Tuesday it has secured several new orders in its Harsco Rail track maintenance group, including four new equipment orders from China. Terms of the…
Three firms vie for Cincinnati streetcar line work
Cincinnati city officials Friday said three companies have submitted bids to build the city's $115 million, 3.6-mile initial streetcar line.
Bombardier’s TrackSafe wins innovation awards
Bombardier Transportation has won two international innovation awards for its TrackSafe technology designed to improve safety and productivity for railway track workers. Bombardier received one of 15 Innovation Awards presented…
Metro-North Danbury Branch electrification eyed
Connecticut State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton) and State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) are urging fellow lawmakers to make the Danbury branch of Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad a priority.
Ceres Global Ag Corp. to build BNSF-served commodity logistics hub
Ceres Global Ag Corp. plans to develop a CA$90 million (US$90.23 million) commodity logistics hub in Northgate, SK, Canada connected to BNSF's United States rail network.
PATH resumes Hoboken-WTC service
With little advance notice and a minimum of public relations fanfare, PATH Wednesday morning resumed rail service between Hoboken, N.J., and its World Trade Center Station in downtown Manhattan.
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