The Surface Transportation Board has ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority "is authorized to construct a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield, Cal., subject to environmental mitigation conditions," thus giving the state's high speed rail effort more momentum.
A strike by 900 workers continues at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant, but the company still moved the first three of 420 Toronto Rocket subway cars for delivery to Canada's largest city on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has authorized closing its Evelyn light rail transit station in Moutain View, Calif., with plans to add a second track at the site to ease an operations bottleneck.
Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. said Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 that it is celebrating the half-century mark this month.
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 it has received "its third purchase order totaling US$471,000 for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Australia."
CSX Transportation reportedy has agreed to pay up to $10 million to the city of Baltimore for costs related to rebuilding the 26th Street wall that collapsed last spring, spilling automobiles and a portion of the road onto CSX's own right-of-way below.
Construction of Ontario's second light rail transit system, initially set to link the municipalities of Waterloo and Kitchener, will begin Aug. 21, 2014, according to Canadian media.
The fate of Santa Ana, Calif.'s proposed streetcar project may rest with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), which may assume responsibility for the effort as early as Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
Calgary Transit's newest stop on its Northwest light rail transit line (Red Line), Tuscany Station, will open for revenue customer on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 the agency has announced on its web site.
More than two years ago, this rail advocate held to the belief that "Streetcars belong. Even on the street." I maintain this belief now more than ever, in the face of a rising tide of streetcar critics intent on scuttling the mode as it regains a solid foothold in North America. Make that "because it's regaining" a solid foothold in North America. On the streets of North America, their stomping grounds, where, so some assert, they shouldn't be in the 21st century.