Driven by increases on its Hiawatha Line light rail transit option, Metro Transit ridership on both bus and LRT increased 0.2% in 2012, to more than 81 million riders, compared with a year earlier, the Twin Cities agency says.
CN and the Indiana Rail Road Co. on Wednesday announced plans to construct an intermodal terminal in Indianapolis, designed to offer Indiana importers and exporters an all-rail option for containerized products moving to and from Asia.
The House of Representatives late Tuesday approved at least $50 billion in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, including $5.4 billion for "Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief."
Grand Central Terminal is 100 years old this year, in case you've somehow missed the cacophony of ongoing reminders from even the general media, not just railroad print and digital voices (including Railway Age, of course). Few centenarians have ever looked better.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Tuesday said it has signed an accord with BNSF Railway Co., noting "BNSF's voluntary revision of several personnel policies that OSHA alleged violated the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act [FRSA] and dissuaded workers from reporting on-the-job injuries."
Officials from Ontario's Waterloo-Kitchener-Cambridge metropolitan area, southwest of Toronto, say at least five station stops of the planned light rail transit system will be placed in the center of roadways and not along roadsides, similar to the approach taken in nearby Toronto.
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) on Monday announced the launch of the "Conductor Companion" pilot program, using mobile device technology to allow conductors on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) regional rail trains to receive real-time information about service.
Two U.S. high speed rail players, Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), will combine efforts to advance a joint order of up to 62 high speed rail trainsets, with a Request for Information (RFI) possibly issued as early as this Thursday.
Axion International Holdings, Inc. producer of recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies, said it has received a purchase order from the Long Island Rail Road for additional Ecotrax rail ties, to be used "in various locations throughout Long Island." The size of the order was not specified.
New Jersey Transit Friday announced that as of Jan. 14, it "will restore service levels into New York to 100%, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair."