The Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh has renewed its grant funding for Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s (OLI) U.S. rail safety education campaigns.
Author: Marybeth Luczak
For the week ending Feb. 20, total U.S. rail traffic of 377,904 carloads and containers fell 21.7% vs. the same week last year, reported the Association of American Railroads on Feb. 24.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has wrapped up a four-year study to develop a more complete understanding of trespassing on the state’s rail network.
Trinity Industries’ financial and operating results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 reflect “the decline in railcar demand” following the pandemic, President and CEO Jean Savage reported on Feb. 24.
MBTA Commuter Rail is moving toward a “regional rail” model with its new spring service schedule going into effect April 5. In addition, the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Governor is inviting Request for Responses (RFR) to conduct a “Study on the Post-Pandemic Future of Work and Life in the Commonwealth.”
WMATA has selected a design-build team for its Rail Heavy Repair and Overhaul facility. WSP USA has appointed a National Transit and Rail Leader.
Slated for release this week: Legislation that will reauthorize Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) annual funding for the next ten years and include additional funding tied to safety, oversight and governance reforms.
Transport Canada approved changes to the Rules Respecting Key Trains and Key Routes, under the Railway Safety Act, on Feb. 22.
An Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for an 18-mile Glassboro-Camden light rail line has been completed for submission to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
A federal district court on Feb. 19 ruled in the plaintiffs’ favor on multi-district litigation comprising more than 200 shippers who allege that BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific have conspired to engage in fuel surcharge price-fixing since 2003.