sustainability

Passenger Rail Dollar Bills From BIL: Apply Now

If you run the sort of organization that has the know-how to manage a passenger rail corridor, the ability to get some money together but need more, and an available stretch of railroad that could accommodate such a corridor, this is your chance to tell the FRA about it and apply for a grant to get that line started.

Tom Simpson Scholarship Railway Supply Institute
  • C&S

Applicants sought for RSI “Simpson Scholarship”

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is now accepting 2018/2019 school year applications for its annual RSI undergraduate scholarship, which has been renamed the Thomas D. Simpson Annual Undergraduate Scholarship in honor of RSI’s newly retired president.

BNSF logo locomotive

BNSF joins blockchain alliance

BNSF Railway Company announced it recently became the first Class I railroad to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), comprising more than 200 freight transportation companies working to develop blockchain standards for the logistics industry and the supply chain as a whole.

Union Pacific
  • News

UP reconfigures charitable giving

Union Pacific on Feb. 1 unveiled its Community Ties Giving Program, which increases its overall charitable giving to more than $20 million. Designed to support two primary areas—Local Grants and Key Partnerships—UP’s philanthropic outreach “aligns with its longstanding commitment to Building America,” the railroad said.

GE Brazil

GE Transportation “moving” in Brazil

GE Transportation’s Contagem, Brazil, locomotive assembly plant is operating with a mixed-model moving assembly line, which GE calls “a new approach to manufacturing locomotives.”

GREX railcar
  • M/W

GREX historic railcar honors founder’s family

The Snead Family, responsible for founding several Georgetown, Texas, businesses, including a quarry, a railroad and a rail solution company, was honored at an event held Jan. 29 at Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX).

BNSF capex totaling $3.3B in 2018

BNSF Railway Company plans to spend $3.3 billion on capital investments in 2018 – the same as the previous year – both for maintenance and expansion projects to meet customer demands.