U.S. streetcar advocates expected Washington, D.C., to open the first new streetcar line for service in 2015, but it now looks as if Dallas will get the honor.
Railway Age Blogger (and fellow rail advocate) Lyndon Henry has felt the pain. Last fall he simultaneously celebrated and suffered as he helped defeat a proposal for more passenger rail service in Austin, Texas's state capital.
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area agency Metrolinx has issued a Request for Information (RFI) spanning a range of propulsion options for future GO Transit equipment, including electric multiple-units (EMUs), electric locomotives, and dual-power locomotives.
Across-the-board fourth-quarter growth, augmenting "significant midyear gains," contributed to "strong overall intermodal performance in 2014," the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, releasing its fourth-quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics.
Defying years of opposition from state and county officials, as well as resistance from some of its own members, the Milwaukee Common Council (City Council) approved a streetcar plan for the city's downtown on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
Wi-Tronix®, LLC said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 it has signed a contract with Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) "to continue a strategic relationship."
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 reported improved fourth-quarter earnings and revenue, helping the company's full-year results recover from what it called a "slow start to 2014 due to severe winter weather."
The indecision involving the type of rail mode for Toronto's Scarborough Line has now been assigned a specific cost: C$75 million (US$60 million), roughly C$10 million less than high-end estimates.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, putting major state construction projects on hold, apparently including improved passenger rail service between Chicago and St. Louis.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 it has completed the Blue Flag System upgrade "at a North American Class I main line refueling facility located in Temple, Tex."