Latest Rail Industry News
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is supplying more than $16 million in Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRPP) grants and Freight Railroad Infrastructure Improvement (FRIIP) loans for eight freight rail projects.
VIA Rail Canada has reported results for the 2018 third quarter, with ridership increasing 6.2 percent and revenues up by 5.1 percent compared to last year’s third quarter. VIA Rail also posted that ridership was up by 8.3 percent and revenues increased 11 percent in the Québec City-Windsor
Representatives of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) were joined by local, state and federal officials to celebrate the start of construction on the OC Streetcar.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced $281 million in additional Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding allocations to five transit projects.
The following projects were chosen to receive the funding:
Union Pacific (UP) has appointed Printz Bolin vice president external relations, effective December 1, 2018. He will succeed Mike Rock, who is retiring February 15, 2019, after 29 years of service.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 24, 2018, totaled 470,851 carloads and intermodal units, a 3 percent increase compared to the same week in 2017.