New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to spend more than $1.4 billion to purchase 535 new subway cars to replace the oldest cars operating on its lettered lines.
Author: William C. Vantuono
The probability of a national railroad strike has likely been reduced to single digits with ratification of a new national wage, benefits and work rules agreement by four rail unions comprising more than half of unionized rail workers.
Florida East Coast Railway has become the first North American railroad to adopt LNG (liquefied natural gas) for its entire line-haul locomotive fleet. FECR on Nov. 9 officially rolled out its 24-unit fleet, consisting of 12 pairs of back-to-back GE ES44ACs with a purpose-built Chart Industries fuel tender in between, at Bowden Yard, Jacksonville. FECR, a Class II regional, is also the first railroad to haul LNG as a commodity, under a Federal Railroad Administration waiver.
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 five critical investments it says are vital to “the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system.”
The Port of Oakland Commissioners approved a rail project last week that will offer “a refrigerated gateway to Asia for U.S. meat exports.”
Amtrak is making several changes to the Saturday night departure times for Hiawatha trains traveling between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Automated driving technologies are set to provide many of the answers in the years ahead as rail operators and planners confront the conflict between the increasing demand for services and the limited