The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has adopted a final rule establishing a new “emergency temporary trackage rights class exemption” that could be invoked during natural disasters, accidents or derailments; the rule is effective Dec. 30, 2021.
Canadian Pacific will resume service between Kamloops, British Columbia, and Vancouver by mid-day on Nov. 23.
Amtrak is investing $16 million to update the 105-year-old Johnstown Station, which is served by the Pennsylvanian, a PennDOT-supported route between New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will distribute nearly $1 billion to 90 rail, transit, road and port projects through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program; California High-Speed Rail Authority and Genesee & Wyoming are among the grantees.
The governments of Canada and British Columbia have established a joint Supply Chain Recovery Working Group to help restore the flow of goods through the province after devastating floods cut off Vancouver from rail and road service on Nov. 16.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) will assess environmental impacts of the proposed Canadian Pacific (CP)-Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger; it’s expected that the environmental review process will wrap up by fall 2022.
Amtrak will resume Cascades service on the Point Defiance Bypass between Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore., on Nov. 18, nearly four years after an overspeed derailment stopped service there.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: In October, the 100th Safety Culture Assessment (SCA), deemed the most robust model for assessing safety culture in the U.S. railroad industry()1, was completed on a short line railroad by the subject matter experts at the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI). SCAs are voluntary, non-punitive, confidential and performed at no cost to the hosting railroad.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.
The November 2021 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, showcasing the honorees of our “Women in Rail” and Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year award programs for 2021.