U.S. freight carload traffic rose 0.6% in the week ending May 11, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 16, as U.S. intermodal volume continued its winning ways, up 3.9%, combining for a winning week overall, with total U.S. traffic up 2.1%.
Additional Long Island Rail Road service on the Port Washington branch, including access to Grand Central Terminal in 2019, would include the branch's namesake terminus in North Hempstead, N.Y., but the municipality is fretting over the loss of train station parking space instead.
Milwaukee is one of at least three U.S. cities pursuing streetcar development despite questioning, and sometimes outright opposition, from those cities' state governments, and Wisconsin's largest urban municipality is adjusting its plans accordingly.
CN is holding discussions with Montreal's Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) on the possible sale of CN's Deux-Montagnes line, including the Mount Royal tunnel, used by AMT regional trains.
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, May 15, it is a "lead participant" in the first International Symposium on Rolling Stock, to commence Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand.
Knorr-Bremse has opened its new Rail Vehicle Systems plant in Westminster, Md., in order to cope with "ongoing growth of the U.S. mass transit market and of three current major orders for HVAC systems."
MARTA’s Board of Directors authorized a revised contract Monday, May, 13, with URS Energy and Construction, Inc. to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar, with the total price now set at $59 million, up from $52.2 million.
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday, May 13, that it has adopted final mediation and arbitration rules that establish a new arbitration program under which shippers and railroads may agree in advance to voluntarily arbitrate certain types of disputes with clearly defined liability limits in matters coming before the agency.