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Record 3Q for CP Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, announced record third-quarter net income of C$400 million (US$356.4 million), or C$2.31 (US$2.06) per diluted share, up from C$324 million or C$1.84 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 26% year-over-year.
Partnership sets Bakken transload terminal Northern Plains Rail Services (NPRS) said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 it has formed a partnership with NorthStar Midstream "to provide switching operations at their new transloading terminal located in Fairview, N.D."
Gains keep coming for U.S. freight rail traffic U.S. freight rail traffic kept advancing in the latest week ending Oct. 11, 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday, Oct 16, suggesting continued U.S economic strength may continue despite Wall Street concerns of a global economic slowdown.
KCS reports record 3Q revenue Kansas City Southern on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 reported third-quarter 2014 revenue of $678 million, up 9% from the third quarter of 2013. Carload volumes for the quarter were up 4% from the comparable quarter of a year ago, the company said. Both were at record levels, KCS said.
Top Calif. court spurns latest HSR challenge California' State Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 rejected the latest challenge to the Golden State's proposed 700-mile high speed rail project, clearing the way for initial construction.

Breaking News

nj-mayors-push-for-bergen-county-lrt
October 21, 2014
A coalition of mayors, including mayors from Hudson County communities already served by light rail transit, are publicly urging New Jersey officials to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) into neighboring Bergen County, the most populous county in the Garden State. The...
csx-awards-savage-locomotive-mobile-fueling-services-contract
October 21, 2014
CSX has entered into an agreement with Savage for mobile locomotive fueling services at 30 sites across the CSX network in the eastern U.S. Prior to the new agreement, Savage had been providing locomotive fueling services at four CSX sites. Savage...
record-3q-for-cp-earnings
October 21, 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, announced record third-quarter net income of C$400 million (US$356.4 million), or C$2.31 (US$2.06) per diluted share, up from C$324 million or C$1.84 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013, an...
lacmta-receives-first-kinkisharyo-lrv
October 20, 2014
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has taken delivery of a pre-series light rail vehicle from Kinkisharyo International, LLC, under a contract for 78 vehicles awarded in April 2012. LACMTA exercised an option for another 97 cars in 2013 representing...
ceremony-marks-latest-la-gold-line-advance
October 20, 2014
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) officials and others on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 marked the completion of trackwork for the Foothill Gold Line extension of light rail transit at the line's future terminal station in Azusa, Calif. The extension,...

Blogs and More

lrt-aids-houstons-21st-century-hopes
October 21, 2014
Jettison the biases and stereotypes before you head to Houston, my brother-in-law cautioned me last month as I prepared for APTA Expo 2014. "It's really grown up; it's a real city now," he offered.
what-lurks-behind-the-door-hunter-harrison-opened?
October 14, 2014
At age 70, when most of his contemporaries have retired, Canadian Pacific (CP) Chairman Hunter Harrison is plotting his legacy—a seamless North American transcontinental rail duopoly initiated by his proposed CP-CSX merger.
should-rail-transit-advocates-never-oppose-a-rail-project?
October 10, 2014
Back about 30 months ago I explained why I, and a number of other rail transit supporters, were critical of a plan for "urban rail" then taking shape from the official planning process here in Austin, Texas. (See Austin LRT plan criticized ... by rail advocates.)
sen-durbin-emerging-as-stb-chairmans-nemesis
October 10, 2014
"Tawdry," is how one Washington transportation attorney describes the self-interest assaults by powerful congressional lawmakers on federal regulatory agency officials.
is-fra’s-szabo-headed-to-the-stb?
September 29, 2014
Joe Szabo, the former union boss and now embattled Federal Railroad Administrator, may be on his way out—to another federal railroad regulatory agency, actually, if rumors involving his former Chicago condo neighbor and friend, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), are correct.