The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.
Canadian Pacific on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 reported record second-quarter net income of C$252 million, or C$1.43 per diluted share, taking pains to also note a record operating ratio of 71.9%, an improvement from 82.5% a year ago.
Transport Canada said late Tuesday, July 23, 2013 it would now ban one-person train crews, in response to the train derailment and explosion earlier this month in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The death toll at present is 47.
Norfolk Southern Corp. said its second-quarter net income of $465 million in the second quarter was 11% lower than the $524 million notched in the second quarter of 2012.
Notwithstanding the biggest U.S. urban bankruptcy event to date, officially occurring last week, private-sector backers of Detroit's M1 streetcar project are proceeding with implementation of the Motor City's first modern streetcar line.
Canadian National reported second-quarter earnings of C$717 million (US$694 million), or C$1.69 (US$1.64) per diluted share, up from net income in the comparable 2012 quarter of C$631 million, or C$1.44 per diluted share.
Officials in Bethesda, Md., and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) are moving with some urgency to resolve site plans for a preferred Purple Line light rail transit terminus in Bethesda before year's end.
Figures released Monday, July 22, 2013, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 164,499 people in mid-June, up 0.80% from June 2012, and up 220 people, or 0.13%, from the previous month of May.
Figures released Friday, July 19, 2013, by the Railway Supply Institute's American Railcar Institute Committee (ARCI) show that tank cars continued to be a driving force in railcar orders during the second quarter, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. analyst Steve Barger.
Plans for a light rail transit line linking Miami and Miami Beach, first floated a decade ago, have been revived by the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization.