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STV guides NS Ohio yard expansion STV Group, Inc. said Monday, April 14, 2014 it has helped guide a major expansion at Norfolk Southern's Bellevue Yard in Ohio, which when completed "will make the facility one of the largest rail car classification and switching yards of its kind in North America."
Illinois eyes Amtrak Black Hawk restoration Amid a flurry of announced rail funding programs, Illinois has identified $60 million for re-establishing Amtrak service linking Chicago and Rockford, Ill., as early as late next year. Amtrak's Black Hawk last connected the two cities in 1981.
San Diego, Tijuana seek cross-border LRT Light rail transit operations operating across national borders is an established procedure in Europe, even as U.S. LRT operations across state boundaries remain rare. But San Diego, Calif., and neighboring Tijuana, Baja Norte, have revived plans for LRT service spanning the U.S.-Mexico border.
LA Metro turning on kinetic energy storage The Los Angeles Metro Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park station will soon be operating a REGEN high-speed kinetic energy storage system developed by VYCON.
Railway Age names 2014 Short Line, 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year Railway Age magazine has named Coos Bay Rail Link the 2014 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Co. its 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year. The awards will be presented at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., Friday, April 25, 2014.

Breaking News

csx-1q-earnings-slip-but-beat-street
April 16, 2014
CSX Corp. announced late Tuesday, April 15, 2014 first-quarter net earnings of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, down from $462 million, or 45 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013. But that still beat Wall Street...
judicial-decision-aids-san-antonio-streetcar
April 16, 2014
VIA Metropolitan Transit officials in San Antonio, Tex., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, welcomed a judicial ruling that any appeal of a decision to use bonds to build a new multimodal station, to be used by streetcars among other modes,...
gtrta-selects-protracker-for-roadway-worker-protection
April 15, 2014
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has selected Protran Technology’s Protracker System for roadway worker protection. A multiple APTA Safety Gold Award recipient, GCRTA was one of the first rail transit systems to implement new technology with a roadway...
kcs-to-stockholders-be-prepared
April 15, 2014
Legislation introduced in late 2013 in Mexico’s House of Deputies to amend certain provisions in the Mexican Regulatory Railroad Service Law could have “a material adverse effect” on Kansas City Southern’s consolidated financial statements if the proposed amendments “are ultimately...
mpo-backs-smart-larkspur-addition
April 15, 2014
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has maintained that success of its passenger rail startup in its California namesake counties was ultimately linked to ferry service to and from San Francisco. That vision now has been endorsed by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Blogs and More

data-drought-haunts-fra-crew-size-mandate
April 11, 2014
By the Federal Railroad Administration’s own congressional testimony, the years 2012 and 2013 were among the railroads’ safest on record, while the relatively few train crashes were mostly the result of human error and track defects.
sp-4449-readied-for-another-15-years-of-service
April 03, 2014
For the past four decades, former Norfolk & Western and Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Doyle McCormack has coddled the most familiar steam locomotive operating in North America.
shipper-hypocrisy-mocks-regulatory-history
March 27, 2014
A recurring and intractable thread tying together railroad history is that when the choice has been between economic liberty and government intrusion, selecting the latter has repetitively discouraged capital investment, diminished service quality, adversely affected safety, and sooner than later caused hand-wringing among those most...
purple-line-lrt-good-news-for-the-suburbs
March 21, 2014
Even rail supporters often overlook the importance of Maryland's proposed 16-mile Purple Line to future U.S. development, efficiency, competitiveness, lifestyle. I see it as a game changer.
highway-homicide-affects-railroads-too
March 17, 2014
This is about a highway homicide — and we know who dunnit. The perp long ago was identified by state and federal authorities. Yet Congress refuses to order the collar, closing its eyes to a mayhem playing out at every hour, on every federal-aid roadway...