Rail industry representatives spanning freight and passenger railroads, along with industry suppliers, labor groups, supportive state and local political officials, and rail activists were out in force on and around Capitol Hill Thursday.
Broward County, Fla., gave its approval Tuesday for a streetcar loop, dubbed "The Wave," to serve Fort Lauderdale.
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday Lutz Bertling has been named the company's president and chief operating officer, effective June 3. He succeeds current president Andre Navarri, who will remain with the company as a strategic adviser to Bertling for one year, retiring on June 1, 2014.
University City, Mo.’s City Council has unanimously approved a permit for the Loop Trolley, allowing for construction and operation of the streetcar between University City and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, west of downtown St. Louis.
Gilbert, S.C.-based Avtec, Inc. says Norfolk Southern has chosen the company’s Frontier-enabled Scout™ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles to replace aging equipment.
New Jersey Transit Tuesday said its electric-powered rail service to and from Hoboken Terminal would resume Sunday, March 24, complemented by changes in schedules to reflect the resumption. Restoration of a key power substation, affected by Hurricane Sandy last October 29, has been completed.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken the figurative plunge to reopen its old station at South Ferry, in lower Manhattan, in early April, after Hurricane Sandy submerged both the old station and its nearby replacement.
Tempe, Ariz., officials are revising plans for a 2.6-mile streetcar, interfacing with the Phoenix area's Valley Metro light rail transit line, after failing to qualify for "Small Starts" federal funding administered by the Federal Transit Administration.
San Diego County's North County Transit District (NCTD) suspended SPRINTER diesel light railway transit (DLRT) service Saturday "in order to perform necessary maintenance repairs"—repairs that some observers say could take months.
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume rose in the week ending March 2, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, a departure of the split results recorded for much of this year and predominant during 2012 as well.