Latest Rail Industry News
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 7, 2020, totaled 462,303 carloads and intermodal units, a 9.1 percent decrease compared to 2019.
Union Pacific (UP) intends to set science-based targets to determine how much and how quickly the company will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new targets will support the company’s global climate change goals.
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L.
Portland’s TriMet has proposed a fiscal year 2021 budget of $607 million for operations and $329.7 million for capital improvements.
The budget includes the following for the MAX light rail system:
Patriot Rail and Ports has appointed Paul D. Tonsager chief commercial officer to oversee all commercial efforts related to the transportation, services and ports business units.
Seattle’s Sound Transit has announced that work will be delayed on the Connect 2020 project that will join new light rail to the Eastside into the existing system.
Cathy Rinaldi, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Railroad president, has announced that Metro-North's Harlem and Hudson lines are now operating in Positive Train Control (PTC).