Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News: January 2021

January 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, RailWise, Greenbrier, HDR, WSP, TRAC and Savage (Jan. 29) Read More »
Safety
NCTD to step up rail trespass enforcement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB extends comment period for proposed Uinta Basin Railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Summit to highlight rail technology advancements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Railed transborder freight value fell in November Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS helped 86 shippers find, expand rail-served sites in 2020 Read More »

January 28

Passenger Rail
Transit group calls for accelerating Atlanta Beltline project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study: Transit agencies face $39.3 billion shortfall Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART, corridor authority propose new transbay rail crossing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carload volume down slightly in Week 3 Read More »
People
Payne to chair House railroad subcommittee Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reports income growth, record-low OR in Q4 Read More »

January 27

Labor
Unions make pitch for NMB appointments Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport advances berth reconstruction project Read More »
Labor
BLET, Bombardier reach tentative pact for MARC engineers Read More »
Security
BART to install denser air filters on trains Read More »
C&S
Metro-North to improve nine grade crossings Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak CEO Flynn outlines railroad's legislative priorities Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS reports higher income, record operating ratio in Q4 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts higher profit, lower operating ratio in Q4 Read More »

January 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Wabtec, Trinity, Whitmore, Shell and Alstom (Jan. 26) Read More »
Security
TriMet expands mask distribution Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to begin Malton Station improvements Read More »
People
Austin Transit Partnership board elects officers Read More »
Safety
SLSI: Participants value hazmat safety training Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders, deliveries, backlog fell in Q4 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Failed brake system led to fatal Wyoming train collision Read More »
People
OmniTRAX names Piacente CEO Read More »

January 25

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit proposes parcel transfer to Seattle for affordable housing Read More »
Security
Minneapolis Met Council commits to reform transit policing Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN among top 10 'most sustainable' corporations Read More »
People
Repauno Port & Rail names Alexander CEO Read More »
Labor
Rail labor, carriers schedule early 2021 meetings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to help small firms impacted by rail construction Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks contractor interest in New Carrollton project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada approves CN's proposed Milton Logistics Hub project Read More »

January 22

Passenger Rail
RCTC advances LA-to-Coachella Valley rail proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA Metro to expand on-demand service Read More »
People
Pittsburgh port authority names Duse diversity director Read More »
MOW
Ohio rail commission awards rail improvement grants Read More »
People
Biden designates Oberman STB chair Read More »
People
USDOT leaders announced, including Bose at FRA Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS reports 'strong' results in Q4 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX revenue, net income falls in Q4, but OR sets a record Read More »

January 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from EnviroRail, Clever Devices, Luminator, Bombardier, Alstom and Rajant (Jan. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to step up small-business mentorship Read More »
People
BLET's Allen reelected as Washington legislative chair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal gain drives rail traffic growth in Week 2 Read More »
Safety
OmniTRAX recognizes shippers for safety Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS, NorthPoint to develop Wylie Logistics Park Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets nearly $3 billion for 2021 capex Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts Q4 2020 results, increases capex for 2021 Read More »

January 20

People
Texas inland port transit association taps Freeland as exec director Read More »
People
MARTA names Srinath CFO, Lucek assistant GM of labor relations Read More »
Financials
Watco to issue private add-on offering Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA secures federal grant for North Wilmington Station improvements Read More »
People
Cando Rail names Bromley chief commercial officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards grants to COVID-19 research projects Read More »
People
SCVTA CEO Fernandez to join Biden administration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I workforce grew in December Read More »

January 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Stadler, Alstom and Greenbrier (Jan. 19) Read More »
People
Great River Rail Commission reelects officers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues hyperloop standards review, draft accessibility plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Southwest light-rail construction potentially delayed Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks short-line reps on railroad-shipper council Read More »
MOW
NCTD completes Phase 4 Del Mar Bluff stabilization project Read More »
People
Biden taps Trottenberg for deputy transportation secretary Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS pledges to set emissions reduction target Read More »

January 18

Passenger Rail
Survey: Nearly half of DCTA riders stopped using transit during pandemic Read More »
Sustainability
LA Metro to host energy resilience summit Read More »
MOW
MARTA to begin track replacement project Read More »
Security
WMATA tightens security in lead-up to Biden's inauguration Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wisconsin city OKs rail panel to oversee proposed Twin Cities route Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA board elects new members Read More »
Intermodal
Quebec announces funding for Montreal port container project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA solicits comments on DEIS for proposed Northeast Maglev system Read More »

January 15

Supplier Spotlight
Sound Transit awards ARM rail maintenance contract Read More »
Intermodal
LA port logs slight decrease in cargo for 2020 Read More »
C&S
PUCO approves NS grade crossing projects in Ohio Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo proposes $16B rebuild of Penn Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
LOSSAN panel identifies funding to stabilize railway in San Diego Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Biden COVID relief plan includes help for transit agencies Read More »
Security
Amtrak's Flynn calls on feds to increase security for rail workers, riders Read More »
PTC
NTSB closes PTC recommendations for CN, CSX, Metra Read More »

January 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail suppliers news from Comply365, The Andersons, Jacobs, Ballard, Stahl and Transit Wireless (Jan. 14) Read More »
People
Bradbury steps in as acting transportation secretary Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver anticipates $200 million in COVID-19 relief Read More »
People
San Diego MTS hires Stiehler as director of transit security Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX expands rail-ready program to Georgia Woodlands Read More »
Mechanical
Metra OKs purchase of 500 rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads kick off 2021 with volume increase Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $40 million in grants for commuter-rail crossing fixes Read More »

January 13

People
Trudeau shuffles cabinet, names Alghabra transport minister Read More »
People
MARTA names Greenwood deputy GM of operations Read More »
Intermodal
NC Ports partner with Scoular to support ag transloading Read More »
Security
FTA announces COVID-19 relief allocations Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF files plan to address grizzly bear deaths by train Read More »
People
R.J. Corman promotes Boyle to VP Read More »
Security
Unions ask feds to beef up security on D.C. Amtrak service Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania issues $31.3 million in freight-rail project funding Read More »

January 12

People
Marino appointed to SFRTA governing board Read More »
People
OCTA taps Do as chair Read More »
People
Schultz sworn in to STB Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA advances RPM Phase One construction Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports logged 'strong' rail moves in December Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern reports growth for 2020 Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ posted record cargo volume in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates funding to SCVTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II project Read More »

January 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram, Skanska USA, Wilson & Co. and WSP (Jan. 11) Read More »
People
TransLink names Chen-Kuo interim CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight by rail rose in October from September's level Read More »
People
Michigan DOT names Anastor state rail director Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver lays off 300 workers Read More »
People
Patriot Rail taps Itzkoff as chief policy officer Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Colorado Pacific objects to UP's Tennessee Pass rail line deal Read More »

January 8

People
Primus sworn in as STB member Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain extends TASI's rail service contract Read More »
Intermodal
G3 opens new grain elevators in Alberta Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit expects higher light-rail project costs Read More »
Labor
Report: MBTA to furlough workers, execs Read More »
Safety
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad marks safety milestone Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS' Squires talks Atlanta move, PSR and economic recovery Read More »
People
Transportation Secretary Chao resigns in wake of riot Read More »

January 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Lineage, Cryo-Trans, STV, Dayton T. Brown and Alstom (Jan. 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey: Caltrain served a larger percentage of essential workers in 2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to help preserve affordable housing near rail Read More »
People
IANA seats 2021 board, elects officers Read More »
Security
SEPTA, Drexel partner to prevent coronavirus spread on transit Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading opens Rising Stars nominations for 2021 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT issues final report for East-West passenger-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Railroads close out 2020 with traffic near pre-pandemic levels Read More »

January 6

Sustainability
New England governors, DC mayor join effort to reduce pollution Read More »
People
Bi-State Development appoints Messner chief audit exec Read More »
People
BLET's Dinges reelected chair of Maryland legislative board Read More »
People
Pimentel takes the helm at California Transit Association Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit expands low-income fare program, launches fare inspection pilot Read More »
People
RTD-Denver elects board directors, officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Fitch: MTA remains at risk despite stimulus Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sires reintroduces bill to notify lawmakers of rail safety assessments Read More »

January 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Appalachian Railcar, Quarterhill, Ondas and Alstom (Jan. 5) Read More »
People
HART names Le Grand CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR advances track expansion project Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern's Bayles named to CII's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA issues RFQ for BART Silicon Valley tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP, CN again post grain-haul records Read More »
M&A
Patriot Rail finalizes SLGW acquisition Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF, Wabtec begin testing battery-electric locomotive Read More »

January 4

Security
California law calls on rail agencies to identify human trafficking Read More »
Labor
Pittsburgh transit agency OKs labor contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT completes contactless payment rollout Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal pilot to allow some projects to avoid NEPA Read More »
Labor
SMART to conduct in-house training of signal techs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads haul more traffic in Week 52 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
iCON acquires interest in Iowa Interstate Railroad Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Colorado Midland & Pacific inks pact to run trains on UP's Tennessee Pass Read More »
<< Previous Next >>
January 2021
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

RAIL NEWS ARCHIVES


2021
 1  2  3  4  5
2020
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2019
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2018
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2017
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2016
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2015
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2014
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2013
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2012
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2011
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2010
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2009
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2008
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2007
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2006
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2005
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2004
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2003
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2002
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2001
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2000
 8  9  10  11  12