New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) hopes to restore service to the recently upgraded – and storm-destroyed – South Ferry Station in lower Manhattan by mid-2016.
Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad President and CEO Carl Belke says a new rail bridge along the right-of-way in Falconer, N.Y., is nearly complete, and under budget, as a result of emergency repair work.
Freight rail service will begin traversing the right-of-way in and around Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, limited at first to trains hauling dry goods.
Chicago-based NxGen Rail Services said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it has launched NxTrack, describing it as "a fully integrated, line speed, rail track inspection system."
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it has signed a $34 million contract with Seattle's Sound Transit to design, install, test, and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system on the agency's regional rail line.
Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corp., said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Protran Technology.
Portland's TriMet Board of Directors has approved selling two GOMACO vintage trolleys to the St. Louis Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.
The Surface Transportation Board announced Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 it "invites public comment on how to ensure the Board's rate complaint procedures are accessible to grain shippers and provide effective protection against unreasonable freight rail transportation rates."
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Dec. 7, 2013 returned to a pattern seen most often in the first three quarters of the year, but not much recently: gains in intermodal volume, declines in carload traffic.
The Phoenix City Council, in an 8-to-1 vote, has approved plans for a five-mile Valley Metro light rail transit route extending south of downtown, choosing LRT over Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and streetcar options.