Aggressive plans for San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, which include accommodations for improved Caltrain service and a terminus for California high speed rail, are in jeopardy as developers and city officials have reached an impasse.
Prospects for Metro-North appear good for the railroad to acquire M-9 electric multiple-unit (EMU) equipment under parent Metropolitan Transportation Authority's upcoming five-year capital plan.
In a 10-to-5 vote, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council approved an expansion of the city's streetcar operations, in essence adding a north-south line layered over its existing east-west route.
Chicagoland's Metra announced Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that it is revising its "Bikes on Trains" policy to replace bans during exceptionally busy periods with "warning dates," in which bicycles will be allowed but owners will be cautioned that crowded conditions could prevent Metra from accommodating an initial or return trip.
The Surface Transportation Board said it has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) "to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates potential alternative rate regulation approaches, with the goal of reducing the time, cost and complexity of rate reasonableness complaints brought before the Board."
Seeing Machines Ltd. said Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 it "has signed a strategic agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Co., related to in-cab operator fatigue and distraction monitoring systems for use in locomotives."
The Surface Transportation Board on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ruled in favor of a short line railroad seeking to build a propane storage facility in North Grafton, Mass., against the objections of local residents.
Canadian National on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 recognized 11 of its intermodal customers "for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program."
Though distracted and delayed by months of negotiation, objection, and caution, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council reportedly is close to approving a preferred route to extend the city's existing heritage streetcar route, and may make its decision as early as Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
U.S. freight traffic categories continued to grain ground in the week ending September 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 18, boosted by record-breaking intermodal activity.