Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,420 people in mid-August, up 0.45% from August 2012, but down 536 people, or 0.33%, from the previous month of July.
New York's Metropolitan Transporation Authority has appointed six people to a Blue Ribbon Panel to study the causes of rail accidents and incidents, including the major derailment last May on Metro-North's New Haven Line and several train-car accidents on the Long Island Rail Road.
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 that the federal government will support Ontario province's desire to convert Toronto's Scarborough Line into subway rapid rail.
Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel route has been closed for repairs west of Denver for an undetermined period following flood damage afflicting wide portions of Colorado, resulting in a detour for Amtrak's California Zephyr.
Make it three weeks in a row, and the fourth week in the last five, that U.S. freight carload traffic increased when measured against the comparable week in 2012, according to data from the Association of American Railroads released Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
A plan to expand Kenosha, Wis.'s current PCC streetcar operation got the go-ahead Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, after the Transit Commission approved plans to add a north-south route, also approving design and engineering work.
Encouraged by results a pilot program tested in five key subway stations, MTA New York City Transit will add 120 additional digital kiosks at 21 subway stations by year's end, offering one-touch navigation assistance.
Norfolk Southern says it loaded a record amount of coal into a single ocean-going vessel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Pier 6 at Lamberts Point, Port of Hampton Roads, Va.
A double-decker OC Transpo bus struck a VIA Rail Canada passenger train at a fully protected grade crossing with functioning gates, lights, and bells in Ottawa, Wednesday morning, Sept. 18, 2013, killing six people, city and Ontario provincial authorities said. At least 30 other people were injured, with several in critical condition.
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 that he has appointed Carmen Bianco as president of MTA New York City Transit.