WASHINGTON – Keolis Rail Services will not be ready to take over operations of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter rail service on its contractual start date of June 28, VRE CEO Dale Zehner said in a meeting with Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.
CALGARY — Canadian Pacific was notified by the Teamsters Canada Maintenance of Way Employees Division that the Memorandum of Settlement reached in April 2010 by Canadian Pacific and the TCRC MWED has now been ratified by the membership.
WASHINGTON — Responding to a request from Congress, the Surface Transportation Board released a report on options for updating its Uniform Rail Costing System, which is used by the Board in rate and other cases.
In eastern India at least 65 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a high speed train derailed and collided with another train. Officials say they suspect sabotage by Maoist rebels caused the derailment.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that nearly $80 million in grants have been delivered to states as part of President Obama’s high-speed and intercity passenger rail program.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced that it has entered into a rail security partnership with the State of Florida that represents a model CSXT hopes to use with other states it serves.