Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.
Continuing its fourth-quarter rally, U.S. freight rail traffic rose during the week ending Nov. 16, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 21.
British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since late 1985.
A ceremony is set for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 to officially open a new rail bridge spanning the Osage River in Missouri, which officials say "eliminates the last major bottleneck between St. Louis and Jefferson City."
The Minneapolis City Council's Transportation and Public Works Committee Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, approved plans for two streetcar projects in Minnesota's largest city.
Minnesota's state capital is considering a 4.1-mile streetcar line, anticipated to cost $246 million, even as the city readies for the opening next year of its first light rail transit (LRT) route, the Green Line (Central Corridor).
Phase two of Los Angeles' Expo Light Rail Line, under construction between Culver City, Calif., and Santa Monica, is now more than 50% completed, according to the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority.
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
Amtrak on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, identified a university student from Oklahoma City "as representative of the 1 million passengers" since its Heartland Flyer began service in 1999.
Kansas City Southern announced the reorganization of several operations department functions late Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.