Brightline’s first train to Orlando, Fla., arrived at 11:05 a.m. on Sept. 22, marking the official start of Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail service, following four years of construction. Bright Pink, built by Siemens Mobility, was greeted by more than 500 elected officials, business leaders, community partners and company leaders, Florida’s private-sector railroad reported.
The Atlas, a specialized railcar that will be used to transport SNF (spent nuclear fuel) and HLW (high-level radioactive waste) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has completed a 1,600-plus-mile round-trip from
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) have reported signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Railway Interchange to continue in 2025. The
Wabtec’s site in Grove City, Pennsylvania is one of the country’s premier diesel engine manufacturing plants. The team builds thousands of engines each year for locomotives and marine applications. In addition to those engines, the site now is producing a new product – power.
The Greenbrier Companies boosted its order book by 15,300 railcars in the fiscal fourth quarter, ending Aug. 31, 2023. Customers operating in “various commercial sectors” are purchasing a “range of railcar types” with an aggregate value of $1.9 billion, the manufacturer reported Sept. 21. TD Cowen offered insight.
Moody’s Investors’ Service ups the credit rating outlook for New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Also, the state of California has awarded Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) $4.4 million for three transportation infrastructure projects.
The Sept. 14 explosion from inside an intermodal container loaded on a railcar at Union Pacific’s (UP) Bailey Yard was contained within hours, allowing yard operations to resume. An investigation is under way.
Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? Nominate a colleague or yourself for the seventh annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards. The deadline is Sept. 29.
Amtrak makes progress in bringing stations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Also, Honolulu’s Skyline sees an increase in ridership; Caltrain completes three major milestones toward Electrification Program; and NJ Transit’s Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC) Improvement Project continues to advance.
Washington’s Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) on Sept. 16 opened the 2.4-mile, $282.7 million Hilltop Tacoma light rail extension. The new alignment more than doubles the length of the