In a 10-to-5 vote, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council approved an expansion of the city's streetcar operations, in essence adding a north-south line layered over its existing east-west route.
Chicagoland's Metra announced Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that it is revising its "Bikes on Trains" policy to replace bans during exceptionally busy periods with "warning dates," in which bicycles will be allowed but owners will be cautioned that crowded conditions could prevent Metra from accommodating an initial or return trip.
The Surface Transportation Board said it has awarded a contract to InterVISTAS Consulting LLC (InterVISTAS) "to conduct an independent analysis that evaluates potential alternative rate regulation approaches, with the goal of reducing the time, cost and complexity of rate reasonableness complaints brought before the Board."
Seeing Machines Ltd. said Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 it "has signed a strategic agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Co., related to in-cab operator fatigue and distraction monitoring systems for use in locomotives."
The Surface Transportation Board on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ruled in favor of a short line railroad seeking to build a propane storage facility in North Grafton, Mass., against the objections of local residents.
Canadian National on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 recognized 11 of its intermodal customers "for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program."
Though distracted and delayed by months of negotiation, objection, and caution, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council reportedly is close to approving a preferred route to extend the city's existing heritage streetcar route, and may make its decision as early as Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
U.S. freight traffic categories continued to grain ground in the week ending September 13, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 18, boosted by record-breaking intermodal activity.
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show total Class I railroad employment as of mid-August 2014 rose 2.8% to 167, 988, from mid-August 2013, and also added 850 positions from mid-July 2014, a rise of 0.51%.
New Jersey Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the Federal Transit Administration for five projects designed to help NJT recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, in part by being more prepared for future events.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the U.S.
Beset by delays throughout 2014, the launch of revenue service on Seattle's First Hill streetcar line is now tentatively set for this November.
Add Ford Motor Co. and DTE Energy to the list of Detroit-area companies committing funding and other support to the nascent Detroit M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction.
MTA Metro-North Railroad, beleaguered by accidents, oversights, and relentless negative media coverage during the past 12 months, offered some good news to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as it was recognized for its energy savings efforts in Grand Central Terminal.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it is concerned "over the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777), scheduled to be marked up in the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic.
Amsted Rail announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, that it is making its first-ever appearance at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, which runs Sept. 23-26.
At least two weeks ahead of schedule, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) resumed normal subway service on New York City Transit's R Line on Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014, reopening a Manhattan-Brooklyn route using the Montague Tunnel.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on the Harlem River Lift Bridge spanning the namesake estuary and linking Manhattan and the Bronx. The good news for Metro-North riders: Service will be largely unaffected by the work.
Workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario facility are expected to vote Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2014, on an agreement that would end an eight-week strike, crippling the company's delivery of light rail transit and subway vehicles.