Following his indictment on federal corruption charges, Edward W. Rodzwicz resigned Nov. 13 as National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. His replacement is First Vice President Paul T.
Reacting to a failure to reach agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Canadian National has announced it will unilaterally increase wage rates and apply a change to the mileage caps for
Germany’s Rhein Main Services (RMS) has selected Cubic technology for the country’s first large-scale electronic ticketing system. The system will serve a region with a population of more that five million where an estimated 650
Following completion of a 12-month clearance project “designed to move customer products over a shorter, faster, and more efficient route,” Union Pacific’s Donner Pass route is open to doublestack intermodal traffic. Donner
The Federal Railroad Administration has refused to issue an emergency order banning the use of one-person crews in conventional and remote control yard switching operations, but it pledged to monitor them "very closely."
Canadian Pacific is readying a pilot test of Positive Train Control on its right-of-way linking Calgary and Red Deer, in Alberta, next year to test its efficiency in reducing human error as a potential
Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s continued, aggressive expansion of light rail transit has been recognized as one of the year’s Top 100 Global Infrastructure Projects, compiled by the Washington, D.C., consulting firm CG/LA Infrastructure
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced that PATH ridership declined 4% during the first nine months of 2009. Ridership went from 56.4 million in January-September 2008 to 54.1 million during
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a study Thursday showing an improvement of around 22% between 1990 and 2006 in freight rail fuel efficiency. “While all types of transportation are vital to
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. said in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday that it has arranged an $8 billion loan to help pay for its acquisition of BNSF Railway. Berkshire
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new chairman, Jay Walder, warned at an MTA board meeting Wednesday that the agency’s worsening fiscal crisis "demands that we permanently overhaul the way the MTA does
The Association of American Railroads Thursday reported a "slight improvement" in both carload and intermodal traffic on U.S. Class I railroads for the week ended Nov. 14. Rail carloads were up 2.3% from the
French National Railways (SNCF) said Wednesday it is in exclusive negotiations with Bombardier Transportation to acquire a significant order of up to 860 BiLevel high speed rail cars, worth up to $11.98
Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and 12 local labor unions have signed an agreement that will pay union workers prevailing wages to build Honolulu’s $5.4 billion Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor project (HHCTC), while
Virginia’s Arlington and Fairfax counties, outside Washington, D.C., have pursued the Columbia Pike Streetcar plan, a five-mile route expand rail passenger service from Washington Metro’s Pentagon City Station to Bailey’s Crossroads.
Washington, D.C. may finally see its three Czech-built Inekon streetcars within the district’s borders, four years after it ordered the cars for intended use on its Anacostia streetcar line, now finally entering
U.S. Class I railroads employed 57,198 transportation (train and engine) workers in mid-October, an increase of 1.07% from September, though still 15.27% below October 2008 numbers. The month-to-month increase in train crew workers was one
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and arguably the world’s most respected investor, recently appeared on The Charlie Rose Show on PBS. In a lengthy interview, Buffett talked mostly about
Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission are reaching out to the private sector for possible design-build-finance approaches to advance three rail projects. TTC would operate and maintain the new lines, eschewing half of the “DBOM” (design-build-operate-maintain) approach, but the agency duo still seeks to employ a private-public partnership to expedite construction.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday he’s "hopefully optimistic" state legislators will support the latest effort to establish SunRail passenger rail service. Crist has maintained support for the proposal despite its repeated