California’s 2023 budget includes $110 million for a planned goods movement workforce training campus.

California 2023 Budget Targets Port, Supply Chain Projects

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on June 30 signed the state’s upcoming fiscal year budget, which includes $2.3 billion for port infrastructure improvements and upgrades, including $110 million for the creation of a

Within the TIRCP is a $900 million minimum set-aside for capital projects such as the Caltrain Electrification Project, scheduled to be completed by 2024.

Caltrain, VTA, BART Should Benefit From State Budget

On June 30, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the $308 billion Fiscal Year 2022-23 California Budget Act, which includes $3.65 billion for transit capital projects and $10.9 billion for state transportation programs,

Matt Elkott

Cowen: GATX ‘Improving Return Dynamics’

GATX has taken advantage of low interest rates over the past few years to improve its debt profile, which is currently 90% fixed, with an average maturity of 10 years. Meanwhile, spot lease rates are expected to continue their seven-quarter run of sequential growth. This should lead to progressively higher returns for the company, which is now likely to focus on locking into much higher lease terms.

Solving Big Safety Problems with Big Data: FRA RISE

Despite tremendous progress in railroad safety over the past 40 years, some statistical measures of safety performance indicate that we have reached a plateau. For example, fatalities have plateaued since 2011 and in some cases increased.

Will SCOTUS Ruling Chill STB, FRA?

Whether the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will suffer from a June 30 Supreme Court (SCOTUS) trimming of regulatory agency authority to interpret their own governing statutes and remedy ambiguities remains to be seen.

Alstom's Coradia iLint hydrogen train. Photo Credit: Alstom

Alstom Creates Sustainable Energy Innovations Center at its Canadian HQ

Alstom has announced that it is creating a new innovation center in Canada’s Greater Montreal area tasked with developing green methods of rail transport propulsion. The center will be located at Alstom’s

Brightline Expands Service Area with ‘Brightline+’ Shuttles

One of the logistical challenges that seems to be a regular topic of conversation among transit managers and rider-advocates alike is how to transport riders the “first mile” or “last mile” of a journey, the distance between their actual point of origin and where they board the train, and the distance between the station where they exit the train and their final destination.

CPKC: CN, NS Seek Conditions

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on July 1 accepted for consideration responsive applications by CN and Norfolk Southern (NS) regarding the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger, which is under STB review and seeks to create North America’s first transnational freight railroad, Canadian Pacific Kansas City, or CPKC.

(Photograph Courtesy of CN via Twitter)

IBEW Strike Ends at CN

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has agreed to binding arbitration, ending a strike at CN that began June 18, the Class I railroad reported on July 4.

Part 7: What the Texas Court Did, and Didn’t, Say

In the previous article in this series, I looked at the surprising decision by the Supreme Court of Texas in the case of Miles v. Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure, Inc. and Integrated