Latest Rail News

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is conducting high-tech rail inspections, switch replacement and other track work between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 19.

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to begin full passenger train service on Aug. 25.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx are moving forward with the procurement process for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project and Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project.

A phased, multi-modal approach to the Dumbarton Highway and Rail Bridges will improve transport options and times between Alameda and San Mateo counties in California, according to a recently released study.

Metra's Board of Directors has elevated its chief mechanical officer to serve as the commuter agency's next executive director/CEO.

Andrea Waldock Niethold, former chief of staff to Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), has been named the director of government affairs for Canadian National.

Hanson Professional Services Inc. has acquired Engineered Rail Solutions (ERS) LLC.

Watermill Group has acquired track fastener manufacturer and distributor Cooper & Turner.

Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA.

Global design firm Stantec has added Ryan Raske to its team as senior railway engineer in St. Paul, Minn.

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