However, today, there again is an opportunity to work for a railroad on Hawaii, albeit one which only hauls passengers. In 2011 Honolulu County (Oahu) passed an amendment for a rapid transit project to be constructed in the hopes of alleviating congestion within the state's most populate urban region. Known as the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, or HART, it is slated to open between East Kapolei and Aloha Stadium in 2018 while a second phase linking the Ala Moana Center in urban Honolulu is expected to be completed by 2019. The system will largely operate on an elevated structure with a final price tag into the billions. However, once the system is up to full capacity it is expected to handle more than 100,000 riders daily. If you are interested in possibly working for the new transit project please keep up with its progress.
Nevada Railroad Jobs
The state of Nevada has a rich history with railroads as it was home to the main line of the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR), the western leg of the Transcontinental Railroad, completed in 1869. However, due to its unforgiving climate and sparse population few lines were ever built across the state except through routes operated by Southern Pacific (CPRR successor) and Western Pacific. The state's three best known historic short line operations included the Nevada Northern Railway, Nevada Southern Railway, the fabled Virginia & Truckee. Today, all three survive as tourist attractions. If you are interested in working for a railroad, Union Pacific is essentially the only option and owns most of the trackage currently in use. There is also Nevada Industrial Switch, a privately operated system that uses a former UP branch to serve the Pabco Gypsum Mine. They are headquartered in Las Vegas.
Rhode Island Railroad Jobs
It's probably not surprising that our nation's smallest state has few active railroad companies. However, it is home to Amtrak's very busy Northeast Corridor and the millions of commuters that rely on the route everyday. In addition, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) provides service to Providence and plans future service to the T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. Freight service is currently provided by two systems including the Providence & Worcester Railroad (a large, Class II regional operating throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut with trackage rights reaching northern Vermont) and the small Seaview Railroad, which serves customers at the Quonset Business Park in Davisville (its line also reaches the waterfront at North Davisville and Quonset Airport).
Wyoming Railroad Jobs
Wyoming has long been the domain of Union Pacific, which has not changed since the mid-19th century. Historically the state once featured a handful of classic railroads; along with UP these included the Burlington and Chicago & North Western. Most of its freight tonnage today is clean-burning, Powder River Basin coal handled by UP and BNSF Railway. In addition, there are two short lines currently serving the state including the Bighorn Divide & Wyoming (formerly known as the Badwater Railway it operates over 23 miles of the BNSF with 17 route miles owned exclusively and primarily serves Conoco Phillips at Lost Cabin) and the Colorado & Wyoming Railway (operates largely as a switching service for Evraz North America's steel mill at Pueblo with trackage totaling about 5 miles).