Fort Lauderdale, Fla., city commissioners unanimously approved a plan Tuesday evening, July 9, 2013, for a special tax assessment zone downtown to fund its proposed streetcar line, known as The Wave.
Canadian officials Tuesday, July 9, 2013, strongly suggested that criminal intent contributed to the 72-car train that derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, though they declined to provide details.
Sudden violent rains Monday, July 8, 2013, caused flooding on GO Transit tracks adjacent to the Don River in the Greater Toronto Area, stranding more than 1,000 riders for several hours.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday, July 8, 2013, formally announced a state transportation package of $650 million for Prince George's County, located northeast of Washington, D.C., and including $280 million for design work and land acquisition for the proposed Purple Line light rail transit project.
Frontier Logistics and Kyle Kinsel announced Monday, July 8, 2013, that construction will begin shortly on a 550 acre facility, the Permian Rail Park, to serve industrial tenants and users of ranging from large distribution and manufacturing centers to small rail users.
Bombardier Transportation said Tueday, July 9, 2013 it has presented this year's Supplier Sustainability Awards to suppliers Infineon Technologies AG and Willowglen Systems Inc.
The economic future of Vancouver, Wash., is now in some doubt following the Washington State legislature's failure to approve state funds for the proposed $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing (CRC), spanning the namesake river and linking Vancouver with Portland, Ore., by road and TriMet light rail transit.
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) said Monday, July 8, 2013 it was "pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for tuition assistance to children or grandchildren of NRC members.
Quebec provincial and local officials, along with firefighters, continued struggling Monday, July 8, 2013, with the damage and death caused by a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway crude oil train that derailed early Saturday in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
U.S. freight carload traffic during the week ending June 22, 2013 held its ground, "essentially flat" when measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Asssociation of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 27. U.S. intermodal volume, by contrast, kept on rolling, up 2.7% compared with the same week last year.
The Senate unanimously confirmed former Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation Thursday, June 27, 2013, succeeding Ray LaHood.
A New York Appellate Court Wednesday, June 26, 2013 overturned an earlier ruling that a Payroll Mobility Tax funding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was unconstitutional, in effect assuring that MTA can continue to collect about $1.4 billion per year.
Florida's Department of Transportation has reached a lease agreement with Florida East Coast Industries for right-of-way along State Road 528, also known as the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway (to be used by All Aboard Florida higher-speed rail service.
Norfolk Southern said Wednesday, June 26 it has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia, S.C.
The Minneapolis City Council approved a plan Tuesday, June 25, 2013, to commit local funds to a proposed streetcar line for Minnesota's largest city, to be integrated with the Twin Cities' growing light rail transit network.
Canadian Pacific will donate $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help victims of the devastating floods this month in southern Alberta, the railroad said Wednesday, June 25.
Two advocacy groups on Monday, June 24, 2013 filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board to block New Jersey Transit Corp. and Princeton University from hacking away at NJT's Princeton Branch, a branch line linking its namesake town with Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.
Plans for a $319 million, 3.2-mile streetcar in Anaheim, Calif., are meeting resistance from the Orange County Transportation Authority, even though OCTA has set aside $13 million for engineering and planning purposes.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) CEO Andy Byford said Monday the agency is urging Toronto to order 60 more Bombardier Flexity streetcars to bolster the 204 Flexity cars already on order.
The Cincinnati City Council Budget and Finance Committee, including all nine members of the full council, voted Monday, June 24, to approve a funding plan offered by City Manager Milton Dohoney to close a $17.4 million revenue gap for modern streetcar construction.