Virginia and North Carolina are home Amtrak’s busiest stations in the Southeast. Also, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) provides an update on expanding Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer; New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Chief Accessibility Officer earns Presidential Volunteer Award; and Metrolinx’s maintenance and storage facility for the Finch West LRT project in Toronto receives LEED Silver Certification.
I have been interested reading the commentary on Ancora’s attempted takeover of Norfolk Southern (NS). I do not have a dog in this fight and am just a spectator sitting in the
Republican Patrick J. Fuchs, who was nominated late last month by President Joe Biden for a second term on the Surface Transportation Board (STB), now has shipper support for Senate confirmation. Fuchs
Railinc’s TransmetriQ business unit on Feb. 29 reported releasing a Demurrage module for its rail management system, which it said is designed “to empower rail shippers with greater control of transportation costs.”
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Feb. 29 announced that $9.9 billion in federal formula funding, part of the largest investment in public transit U.S. history, is available to support public transportation in communities throughout the county.
MPA Delivery Partners, a joint venture of Parsons Corporation, Arcadis of New York, Inc., and Mace North America Limited, will serve as Delivery Partner for the $16 billion Hudson Tunnel Project, the
In the first phase of a multi-phase major reconstruction project of its downtown light rail, RTD will focus on five at-grade rail and street intersections.
Michael Baker International strengthens its Rail and Transit team. Also, R.J. Corman Railroad Services Vice President Mark Boyle is appointed to the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA); TriMet names two new members to its executive leadership team; Emily DeLuca is named as the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks’ (CABT) new Director of Advocacy; and Norfolk Southern (NS) announces leadership changes within its Marketing division.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report for its ongoing investigation of the Jan. 31, 2024, accident involving a Norfolk Southern (NS) engineer who was fatally injured while performing switching operations when the lead locomotive he was operating was struck by rolling railcars in the Class I’s Decatur Yard in Decatur, Ala.
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 24, 2024 (Week 8), came in at 483,656 carloads and intermodal units, rising 7.7% from the same week last year, based on 224,251 carloads—up 2.6% from 2023—and intermodal volume of 259,405 containers and trailers—up 12.6%, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Feb. 28.