Reports that Detroit's public-private partnership overseeing construction of the Motor City's M1 (or M-1) initial streetcar line has selected Ostrava, Czech-Republic-based Inekon Trams, a.s., for streetcar vehicles are not quite accurate, a spokesman for the project asserts.
U.S. freight traffic continued to notch gains during the week ending Oct. 4, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 9.
Canadian officials reported no injuries Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014, in the aftermath of a CN train derailment occurring Tuesday near Wadena, Saskatchewan that generated smoke and some fears of toxic release.
Supporters of a streetcar for downtown Los Angeles now estimate the construction cost at $259 million, about double their original estimate, as details of the planned route have emerged.
SYSTRA on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 announced its launch of the RAILSIM X® Software Suite, an analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations.
The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the latest setback to a service in flux for at least 18 years.
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, it has "received a purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped and installed in Russia's [rail] system. This is the company's fourth order from Russia, signifying strong international demand."
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) service "is two years away from the start of passenger service between the Sonoma County Airport and downtown San Rafael" in northern California, and the project "is on solid financial footing," according to SMART Chief Financial Officer Erin McGrath.
TTX Co. said the Surface Transportation Board has approved a five-year extension of TTX's pooling authority governing all types of flatcars, including those that handle intermodal traffic, finished automobiles, and specialized flatcars for lumber, heavy equipment, and other commodities.
Amidst Seattle's aggressive expansion of light rail transit and streetcar lines, some have insisted on revitalizing monorail transportation, which appeared in the city during its 1962 World's Fair.