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  • DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical

    DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical
    HARTFORD — Despite continuing frustration by some commuters and many Fairfield County lawmakers, the state can't simply replace Metro-North as its commuter train operator, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Wednesday. "The New...
  • BNSF Railway says it will spend $326 million on improving rail capacity, maintenance in state

    BNSF Railway plans to spend about $326 million this year on improving rail capacity and maintenance in North Dakota, where agricultural shippers say a backlog of railcars is hurting them financially. The 2015 projects include building 37 miles of...
  • CSX railroad promotes operations executive to president but keeps Ward as CEO, chairman

    CSX Corp. has promoted its top operations executive to be the railroad's president, but Michael Ward will remain CEO and chairman. The Jacksonville, Florida, based-railroad announced the executive changes Wednesday. Oscar Munoz, who joined CSX in 2003,...
  • Donald J. Borneman Sr., railroader

    Donald J. Borneman Sr., railroader
    Donald J. Borneman Sr., a retired Amtrak dispatcher who enjoyed boating, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from a stroke. He was 86. Donald Jefferson Borneman Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised by his grandparents,...
  • Metrolink train derails at Union Station; no injuries, delays expected

    Metrolink train derails at Union Station; no injuries, delays expected
    A Metrolink train en route to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles derailed Tuesday evening, causing several commuter lines to be delayed, officials said. No injuries were reported and about 100 passengers were evacuated from the train. The Ventura...
  • Rauner puts hold on new Amtrak service, Huntley proceeds with station plan

    Rauner puts hold on new Amtrak service, Huntley proceeds with station plan
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to freeze discretionary state spending and bar agencies from awarding contracts without administration consent puts a hold on Union Pacific and IDOT and their agreement with Huntley for a railway stop along the way from...
  • 11 cars of train derail in eastern Iowa; 3 cars catch fire

    Eleven cars of a freight train derailed Wednesday in a rural area in eastern Iowa where local authorities said three cars caught fire and three more plunged into the Mississippi River. Ten of the derailed cars on the eastbound Canadian Pacific train...
  • Canada by train: A grand lineup of cities

    Canada by train: A grand lineup of cities
    This will be a story about hockey, poutine, fishing and Ted Williams, the Titanic, waterfalls, smoked meat, an old chateau with a new roof, lobsters, chowders and other good things. But mostly, it will be about a train ride. And Canada. Both of which...
  • Indiana lone holdout in long-term deal for Amtrak lines

    Indiana lone holdout in long-term deal for Amtrak lines
    INDIANAPOLIS — The hum of incandescent lights fills downtown Indianapolis' sleepy Amtrak waiting room when the intercom crackles on at 5:30 a.m., stirring bleary-eyed travelers with the news that they'll soon be boarding the Hoosier State line,...
  • City Center Boulevard opening delayed again in Newport News

    City Center Boulevard opening delayed again in Newport News
    The new segment of City Center Boulevard, formerly called Middle Ground Boulevard, will not open to traffic until Feb. 28 at the earliest, more than three months later than originally planned. "We just learned that it will be at least until Feb. 28...
  • Dangerous rail crossing in Elwood ordered shut

    Dangerous rail crossing in Elwood ordered shut
    The closing of a key road, heavily used by truckers, could force more semitrailers onto Interstate 80 near Joliet and underscores the need for the Illiana Tollway, according to state and Elwood officials. After a yearlong battle, the Illinois Commerce...