RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Railway Transportation

A collection of news and information related to Railway Transportation published by this site and its partners.

Top Railway Transportation Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Amtrak: On the wrong track

    Amtrak: On the wrong track
    As U.S. Supreme Court justices wrestle with whether Amtrak, as a quasi private corporation, should have the right to set performance standards that would also affect the freight services with which it shares lines, the rail system is facing gridlock....
  • Tractor trailer gets stuck under Upper Macungie railroad overpass

    Tractor trailer gets stuck under Upper Macungie railroad overpass
    A tractor trailer stuck under a railroad overpass Friday afternoon prompted the closure of a stretch of Schantz Road, Upper Macungie police said. Investigators said the tractor trailer driven by Victor Moncion Jr. of Allentown hit the railroad overpass...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • Marine industry, All Aboard Florida seek solution on New River bridge

    Marine industry, All Aboard Florida seek solution on New River bridge
    The old railway bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale has emerged as the latest flash point in plans to launch high-speed passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando. The marine industry insists All Aboard Florida's trains will keep the low...
  • 1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise

    1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise
    About 60 first responders from a score of Chicago suburbs got an inside look, literally, at the type of railroad car used to haul thousands of gallons of crude oil, ethanol and other potentially hazardous materials through their communities each day....
  • Two Regional Rail Plans Could Affect Connecticut

    NEW HAVEN — Two groups of transportation planners from the Northeast will conduct meetings this week about a pair of regional projects that could improve Connecticut residents' train service to Boston, Montreal, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,...
  • Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions

     Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions
    Employees of a rail-car manufacturing plant in Rochelle, Ill., that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments claim their working conditions are unsafe. Nippon Sharyo, which was...
  • Rail Services Prepare For Added Holiday Riders, Drivers Advised To Be Prepared

    Rail Services Prepare For Added Holiday Riders, Drivers Advised To Be Prepared
    With the fast-approaching mix of heavy holiday traffic and the potentially significant snowfall, Amtrak and The Travelers Cos are offering tips to make holiday travel safer and less stressful. Amtrak riders are advised to leave a little extra time to...
  • Twin Cities rail link makes St. Paul a much closer sibling

    Twin Cities rail link makes St. Paul a much closer sibling
    Some siblings come across as rivals who seem disconnected, and that's the way Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul used to appear. Now, as of this year, light rail connects these sisters — which means there is no reason to stay with...
  • No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office

    No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office
    No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out Tuesday morning on the top floor and roof of the old post office building in the South Loop, officials said. The blaze broke out about 8:20 a.m. in a vent above railroad tracks that has been a...
  • Railroad's mixed signals

    The National Association of Railroad Passengers, the country's largest train and transit advocacy group, issued a warning last month that deserves to be repeated here. The final numbers on Amtrak's ridership and revenue in fiscal 2014 are in, and the...