The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President's Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation's capital.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff are scheduled to appear Friday in Mesa, Ariz., formally presenting $75 million in federal funding for extending Valley Metro light rail transit 3.1 miles more deeply into Mesa.
Amtrak said Friday it has begun operating trains to serve as training for locomotive engineers and conductors to learn the tracks and territory between Petersburg and Norfolk, Va., in preparation for its startup of service to and from Norfolk, Va., Dec. 12.
Those attending the NRC-REMSA Exhibition Jan. 9-13, 2013 will be greeted with a full slate of exhibitors, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) says, with all booths sold.
Residents within a special property zone in Kansas City, Mo., will vote Oct. 9 on a proposal for a 1-cent tax and property assessments to fund a two-mile Main Street streetcar, with 730 qualified to make the decision.
Bombardier Transportation announced Friday it was honored as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2012 Light Rail Awards ceremony, held in London on Wednesday. The company said it was the third year in a row it landed the honor.
U.S. freight carload traffic continued its sluggish performance during the week ending Sept. 29, down 5.3% compared with the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume continued its counterbalancing role during the week, up 2.5% compared with a year ago.
Caltrain said Wednesday ridership in August rose 7.8% compared with the same month a year ago, up to 1.35 million riders from 1.25 million in August 2012, or roughly 3,000 more riders per day.
MTA Metro-North Railroad has unveiled schedule changes to occur Oct. 14 which, among other things, increases off-peak and weekend service offerings.
Toronto Transit Commission officials and others Wednesday announced that TTC, not a private company, will operate the four new light rail transit additions planned for Canada's largest city, though a private-sector company will maintain the infrastructure once it is in place.