One half-month after dealing up close and personal with Hurricane Sandy, here's my transport takeaway: Take away rail transit, and quality of life definitely takes another hit.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Wednesday celebrated the return to service of a restored Powell Street cable car, Car No. 26, built in 1890.
The Greenbrier Cos. late Tuesday affirmed that "Carl C. Icahn and Reporting Persons affiliated with him have acquired 9.99% of the outstanding Common Stock of Greenbrier."
Canadian Pacific Wednesday said it will donate US$1 million to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Tuesday said freight traffic declined 4.8% in October compared with October 2011.
The Charlotte, N.C. City Council Monday awarded a $26.3 million contract to Atlanta-based Balfour Beatty Rail Inc. and Charlotte-based Blythe Development Co. for the city's first streetcar line of 1.5 miles. The vote was 9-2 in favor, but followed a yearlong dispute over the proposal.
Significant snow blanketed Salt Lake City Sunday amidst the 12th National Light Rail Conference being held by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)—and Salt Lake City's own TRAX LRT system reportedly has performed well.
Nebraska Central Railroad has announced the opening of a new rail bridge serving Norfolk, Neb., which will increase the short line's capacity to move next-generation railcars of 286,000 pounds per car.
A swap of fiscal contributions may aid a proposed streetcar plan in San Antonio, Tex., overseen by VIA Metropolitan Transit.
Mindful of the surge in riders during (and leading up to) Inauguration Day 2009, Washington, D.C.-area rail operators are preparing for comparable events of Jan. 21, 2013—but in very different ways.