Latest Rail Industry News

More News | December 11, 2018

Sound Transit has appointed Ron Lewis executive director of design, engineering and construction management (DECM). In his new role, Lewis, the agency’s current interim executive director, will report to Kimberly Farley, deputy chief executive officer. 

More News | December 11, 2018

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack has announced that Steve Poftak, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board vice chair, has been appointed MBTA general manager.

More News | December 10, 2018

As part of the agency’s “Save Safe Seconds” campaign, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit has announced that a team of engineers and other safety-focused officials have begun correcting antiquated speed limits and fixing faulty speed-regu

More News | December 10, 2018

The Board of Directors of Caltrain has unanimously approved the purchase of additional electric train cars, allowing the agency to expand its electric fleet from 16 six-car trainsets to 19 seven-car trainsets.

More News | December 10, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019, Gulf Coast Switching Company (GCSC), a railroad switching and freight car storage company in the Houston area, will begin switching cars at a new staging yard at Angleton, southwest of Houston.

More News | December 07, 2018

Reading and Northern Railroad (R&N) has named Chris Goetz vice president maintenance of way (MOW) and Erik Yoder as assistant vice president real estate.

More News | December 07, 2018

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) Trans-Hudson rail rapid transit system (PATH) has announced that, beginning January 2019 through Decemb

More News | December 07, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit President Andy Byford announced the appointment of Pete Tomlin to lead the comprehensive modernization of New York City’s subway signal system. 

More News | December 06, 2018

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that total U.S. rail traffic for November 2018 was 2,132,882 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2 percent or 24,724 carloads and intermodal units compared with November 2017. 

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