The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced on Aug. 3 plans to shut down the Orange Line for 30 days to accelerate major track and maintenance work on the line—colloquially known in
TransEd, the consortium charged with providing new LRT (light rail transit) in Edmonton, Alberta, announced the start of Valley Line Southeast service will be delayed.
Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? Nominate a colleague or yourself for the sixth annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards.
Global rail fastening specialist Pandrol has underlined its commitment to working collaboratively toward global carbon neutrality, supporting certified green energy projects across the world to reduce its total carbon impact. Pandrol’s Under
London, U.K.-based but Russian-owned Evraz Plc, one of the largest suppliers to North American railroads of rail steel and wheels, is looking to depart North America, including ending its ownership in steel
Nine years after the July 13, 2013 crude oil train runaway wreck at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that claimed 47 lives and destroyed much of the village’s downtown, the Government of Canada and Transport Canada continue preliminary work on building a bypass rail line.
Howard Edward Tonn, who spent a long and distinguished career in the railway supply industry, has died. Son Matthew Tonn, Chief Commercial Officer at FreightCar America, wrote this tribute to his father:
The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) has announced the winners of its annual Railroad History Awards program. The awards recognize senior achievement as well as outstanding work in photography and book and magazine writing.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) in California report record volumes for July.
TransLink completes installation of new digital touchscreen transit kiosks. Also, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) receives federal grant for Five Points Station transformation; Metrolinx offers new fare options for GO,
CN recently delivered 11 units trains of wind turbine components to support the installation of four different wind farms in southern Alberta. Also, CSX is supporting eastern Kentucky relief efforts following widespread flooding late last month.
There is a big day planned in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 1. That is the day the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary.
STV is providing engineering design services for the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) SunRail extension project. Also, Amtrak continues work on station accessibility improvements; Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, will sell up to $1 billion of tax-free debt to cover its extension to Orlando; Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is working on an equitable transit-oriented development plan for the 95th Street corridor; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is studying three light rail options for the 4.5-mile C Line extension; and Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) has extended its contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 757.
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) appoints Mark Raymond Jr. as Chair of the Board of Commissioners. Also, Frank White III is named Interim President and CEO of the Kansas City
As container volumes entering the U.S. continue to increase, the proposed Mojave Inland Port–the only inland port fully permitted in California–will help alleviate “port congestion pandemic,” according to Pioneer Partners, a private
More than $332 million in FY 2022 RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) program grants will be distributed among 23 freight and passenger rail-related projects in 17 states, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) report released Aug. 11.
IntelliTrans, a global provider of multi-modal supply chain and logistics solutions for bulk and break-bulk product manufacturers, this year marks 30 years in business.
Technology service platform CDL 1000 announced on Aug. 9 a pledge to “save shippers up to half their overall transportation costs by reducing demurrage and rail yard storage fees.” The company says
U.S. carloads and intermodal traffic declined for Week 31 (the week ending Aug. 6, 2022), the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Aug. 10, with intermodal dropping more than carload.Traffic also declined cumulatively for the year’s first 31 weeks.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) on Aug. 10 released its 15th annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlighting the company’s progress “reducing its environmental impact, creating a culture of inclusion, investing in
GO Transit union workers vote to strike. Also, Amtrak sports marketing campaigns highlight the benefits of train travel on the Northeast Corridor (NEC); the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) features Gretchen Devine as
With release Aug. 16 of non-binding Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) recommendations for voluntary settlement of a 31-month simmering labor-management dispute over amending national wage, benefits and work rules contracts on most Class I and many smaller freight railroads, the question is, “What next?”
In the first two articles of this series, I examined two projects that have the blessing of decision-makers, but could end up inconveniencing transit riders, even though they would be built in the name of improving transit.
Editor’s Note: Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner, who in his roughly half-century in the railway industry worked for the New York Central, Association of American Railroads, Surface Transportation Board and
There is nothing new about unsolicited plans submitted by citizen-advocates, no matter how competent they may be, getting shot down or ignored by decision-makers.
The Metro Youth Council was started last year and is made up of 27 young people from across Los Angeles County—i.e. Metro’s future riders and stakeholders. The Council helps give them a