In a contentious 8-to-5 vote Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, the Kansas City (Mo.) Council gave final approval to a joint venture construction contract for the city's initial streetcar line.
For a second straight week – and the third time in the last four weeks – U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground when measured against the comparable period in 2012, complementing the steady weekly advances of U.S. intermodal volume, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.
Nearly a year after PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) announced plans to study a PATH extension toward (not to) Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly appears ready to back the proposal.
Calgary Transit is ordering 60 new S200 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility, an increase of 10 from previous plans to acquire 50 new LRVs.
Continental Rail Corp., a short line and regional freight railroad holding company, announced Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 that it has engaged energy and infrastructure investment banking firm Taylor-DeJongh Ltd. to assist it with developing a freight railcar acquisition finance program.
Lots of New Jersey PATH riders headed for work early this Sept. 11, 2013, eager or anxious to get to and through PATH's World Trade Center Station and avoid the expected larger-than-normal crowds slated to gather for 9/11 Memorial ceremonies later on in the day. For many New Jerseyans this morning and throughout the year, rail transit rules.
Gibsonia, Pa.-based Trainyard Tech, LLC said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 the company recently placed the company's CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System into service at CSX Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga., and at BNSF Hobson Yard, west of Lincoln, Neb.
VIA Metropolitan Transit planners Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 recommended that San Antonio pursue the longest of several streetcar alternatives being considered.
Tracks for Cinncinnati's initial streetcar line will begin being laid in mid-October, a month ahead of schedule, beginning on Elm Street near Memorial Hall, city officials and streetcar advocates say.
The Association of American Railroads announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, the addition of three companies to its membership roster.