Latest Rail Industry News

| August 29, 2017

Alstom has signed an eight-year contract worth approximately €135 million with Arriva to maintain Skånetrafiken’s 99 Alstom Coradia Nordic regional trains, also known as Pågatågen. Maintenance operations are expected to start in December 2018.

| August 29, 2017

The first of the new Amtrak Midwest locomotives, which are slated to operate on state-sponsored services in the Midwest, was unveiled at a recent news conference at Chicago Union Station. Amtrak ordered 33 of the Siemens Charger locomotives, which are already in use in Illinois and Wisconsin.

| August 28, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $900 million federal grant agreement for the 16.2-mile Maryland Purple Line Light Rail project.

| August 21, 2017

The Board of Directors of Metra, the Chicago area commuter rail service, has unanimously selected James M. Derwinski executive director and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018. He succeeds Don Orseno, who will retire at the end of this year.

| August 21, 2017

WSP USA has named Oliver Ernhofer New York transportation planning manager and senior supervising planner, responsible for managing and leading transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan area and nationwide.

More News | August 21, 2017

Metro, the St. Louis rail transit operator, has announced that construction has started on the Cortex MetroLink Station, the first new MetroLink station to be added to the region’s light rail system in more than a decade. The station will be located in the central corridor of St.

| August 14, 2017

The Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) Board of Directors has appointed Cynthia C. Earhart executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 15, 2017. She succeeds Vice President and Controller Thomas E.

| August 10, 2017

The KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in coordination with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the City of Kansas City, Mo., has issued a notice to proceed to planning work on the Streetcar Southern Extension project. This comes as ridership on the KC Streetcar continues to increase and additional service and track is in demand.

| August 04, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has named Andrew Robbins executive director and chief executive officer, effective September 5, 2017. Robbins succeeds Krishniah Murthy, interim executive director and chief executive officer.