The first Oregon-owned Talgo passenger train to enter intercity passenger service made its official debut in Eugene, Ore., last week at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by numerous Oregon state and local officials, Amtrak representatives, and executives from Seattle-based Talgo Inc.
Alameda, Calif.-based construction company Stacy and Witbeck Inc. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, was awarded a contract to oversee implementation of Detroit's M1 Rail streetcar line, winning out over four competitive bids. The amount of the contract has not yet been disclosed.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced July 31, 2013 that it has secured $200 million of insurance protection to help "pay for future repairs for damage to its infrastructure, in the event of a storm featuring destructive storm surges similar to those experienced during Superstorm Sandy."
San Antonio residents mulling a streetcar plan for Texas' third-largest metropolitan area have a new route option to ponder, courtesy of a local architect providing input at a local meeting soliciting public input.
Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Wi-Tronix, LLC announced Tuesday, July 30, 2013 its Second Annual User Conference will commence on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Ill.
As speculation rises over the future of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) following the July 6, 2013 derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, officials in Maine are pondering options for continue shipment of crude by rail through other means.
Railyard Management Software, LLC on Monday, July 29, 2013 announced its new cloud-based Railyard Operations & Inspection Management Software Solution, developed to meet the railcar tracking, record keeping, and inspection management needs of railyard operators and quality control professionals.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Railroad Administration, has launched the Tulsa-Oklahoma City Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan to evaluate passenger rail service linking the two cities.
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday, July 29, 2013, its sponsorship of The Millennial Trains Project (MTP).
Metro-North Railroad says it expects all damaged track near Spuyten Duyvil (the Bronx) on its Hudson Line to be fully repaired by Monday, July 29, 2013, following a CSX train derailment July 18 which caused extensive track damage.