More Americans relied on public transit (bus and rail) in 2013 than in any year since 1956, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 10, 2014.
Supporters of Detroit's public-private partnership advancing a $140 million initial streetcar line say construction will likely begin this spring.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, March 7, 2014, a major North American railroad yard in North Baltimore, Ohio, has chosen to upgrade it current yard control system to include 18 new switch locations.
U.S. freight rail traffic was mixed over the 28 days of February, but advanced in the final days of the month included in the latest tally offered by the Association of American Railroads for the week ending March 1, 2014.
Cologne, Germany-based TÜV Rheinland said Thursday, March 6, 2014, it has acquiried Risktec Solutions Ltd., based in Warrington, U.K. Risktec has offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Middle East, and in North America.
BNSF has reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.88 billion, up 15% from $164 billion in income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income for the full year of 2013 was $6.67 billion, up 11% from $6.0 billion in 2012.
President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally receiving warm reception from various geographic points, and tolerance, if not enthusiasm, across the political aisle.
Ontario province's Regional Municipality of Waterloo on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, approved a C$1.9 billion (US$1.7 billion), 30-year contract to GrandLinq, one of three consortia competing to build an 11.8-mile light rail transit line.
Fort Worth's TEX Rail regional passenger rail project will benefit from $50 million budgeted in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("The T") said Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Two more top New Jersey Transit executives have been reported on the way out following the start March 1, 2014 of Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim's tenure as NJT Executive Director, succeeding Jim Weinstein.
Jack Stephens has been named executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), succeeding Joseph Giulietti. SFRTA's governing board awarded Stephens a one-year contract.
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. said Monday, March 3, 2014 it has received "new orders in the second fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2014 for 5,600 railcar units valued at approximately $460 million."
Caltrain has released its draft environmental impact report for its planned electrification of right-of-way between San Francisco and San Jose, a distance of roughly 51 miles.
Cincinnati-area Republicans are touting the city's amenities—including its streetcar line now under construction—as incentives for holding the the 2016 Republican National Convention in their city.
St. Louis-based RR Mergers & Acquisitions on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, said it has sold J&A Industries to B & B Roadway and Security Solutions.
Ross Capon, the face of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) for 39 years on Capitol Hill, is stepping down from his role as president, and apparently will retire from the organization at year's end.
Reversing course from last week's declines, both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground during the week ending Feb. 22, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Feb. 27.
Supporters of a plan to initiate streetcar service in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 they had reached a verbal agreement in principle with BNSF to acquire a rail yard located downtown.
President Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, called for a four-year, $302 billion investment in U.S. infrastructure, primarily targeting repair and rehabilitation of existing assets.