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Keep up to date on the latest railroad news from the northeastern United States and Canada, edited by Carl Perelman.
June 13, 2021
On Thursday, June 10, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that travelers are no longer required to wear a mask while waiting for a train, trolley car, bus or ferry at outdoor transit hubs, including outdoor railroad platforms. This is due to the lower risk of coronavirus transmission outdoors. However, masks are currently still required indoors on all forms of transportation.
June 11, 2021
R. J. Corman Railroad Group is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Nicholasville’s annual Fourth of July fireworks once again! The launch site of the fireworks will be in the same area as last year, overlooking our iconic display trains on US-27.
June 10, 2021
As of June 9, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) unanimously voted to appoint Wesley Heinz to the position of interim executive director while Mr. John Garner, current director, was granted a 60-day sabbatical to address health and family concerns.
June 10, 2021
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 5, 2021 For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 489,144 carloads and intermodal units, up 12.9 percent compared with the same week last year.
June 9, 2021
U. S. Steel Announces Sale of Transtar, LLC to Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC for $640 Million
United States Steel Corporation announced that it has agreed to sell Transtar, LLC to an affiliate of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC for $640 Million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of certain regulatory approvals.
June 8, 2021
With the relaunch of its USA Rail Pass, Amtrak is introducing a new and affordable way to take a multi-segment train journey across America. This new offering allows customers to take up to ten rides to see the country and explore sights at many of Amtrak’s 500 destinations.
June 7, 2021
CSX Corp. today announced the appointments of Mark K. Wallace as executive vice president of CSX, Kevin S. Boone as executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Sean R. Pelkey as vice president and acting chief financial officer
June 7, 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced critical infrastructure work coming to its 6 Av and 8 Av lines in Manhattan this summer. The track renewal project on the 6 Av Line includes replacement of the downtown express track at 47-50 Sts- Rockefeller Center.
June 4, 2021
CSX Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 3-for-1 stock split to be distributed to shareholders as a stock dividend. Each shareholder of record at the close of business on June 18, 2021, will receive two additional shares of CSX common stock for each share held as of this record date.
June 3, 2021
Amtrak announced today the restoration of traditional dining service beginning Wednesday, June 23 on the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, and Texas Eagle (for service between San Antonio and Los Angeles). Travelers will experience a redesigned menu featuring chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and a three-course dinner.