Reversing course from last week's declines, both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground during the week ending Feb. 22, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Feb. 27.
Supporters of a plan to initiate streetcar service in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 they had reached a verbal agreement in principle with BNSF to acquire a rail yard located downtown.
President Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, called for a four-year, $302 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure, primarily targeting repair and rehabilitation of existing assets.
The Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, gave approval to Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) for project development of phase 2 of its Gold Line streetcar.
Jackson County, Mo., and Union Pacific have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to transfer ownership of 19 miles of UP right-of-way to the county for future passenger rail use.
The Federal Transit Administration has given its approval to conceptual planning of a light rail transit (LRT) starter line linking East Durham, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, located in North Carolina's Research Triangle.
Compiled figures released Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,286 people in mid-January, up a modest 0.15% from January 2013, but down 0.32%, or 524 employees, from the previous month of December.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 it is creating the position of Chief Safety Officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast, to ensure safety is a top priority throughout all MTA operations.
PATH personnel handed out notices to passengers Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, heralding the opening of the first permanent (or "modernized") platform at its World Trade Center Station in lower Manhattan.
Minnesota's Metro Transit on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 urged riders of Northstar Line commuter service not to board their trains to head for the Twin Cities, citing delays caused by heavy freight rail traffic caused by ongoing congestion problems.