U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending June 9, 2012, once again failed to match the comparable week in 2011, down 1.7%, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. The shortfall, however, was less severe than in the previous week, when freight carload volume was down 3.1% compared with a year ago. U.S. intermodal continued to offer a contrast, up 3.8% compared with the same week last year.
Alstom said Thursday it has equipped the new Bologna High Speed Bypass Line in Italy, scheduled to open in December, with its Atlas 200 signal platform.
With some exceptions, U.S. universities appear reticent to invite light rail transit onto the college campus.
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet Board of Directors Wednseay approved a new budget that also revamped fare collection policy, in an effort to close a $12 million operations gap.
Iowa Pacific Holdings said Wednesday it has opened its new locomotive repair shop on the Texas-New Mexico Railroad (TNMR) subsidiary, a key rail line in the Permian Basin oilfield.
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas Transportation operating company.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Wednesday said its May traffic volume declined 4.6% compared with May 2011.
California's state capital, Sacramento, will add 1.1 miles of light rail transit to its expanding LRT system Friday, with the opening of a Green Line extension from the existing station at H and 13th streets to Richards Boulevard.
Two Washington, D.C. Virginia suburbs, each originally with its own plan for reinstating streetcars, are ready to merge their projects into one larger plan.
Canadian Pacific's Board of Directors, significantly revamped last month through a proxy battler led by New York-based Pershing Square Capital Management, continues to change as David Raisbeck now has resigned from the board, citing personal reasons.
A study being released Tuesday by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute says California's Caltrain service upgrades, including overhead electrification, "will create thousands of construction jobs, significantly increase property values, and generate billions of dollars in overall economic benefits."
Calling it a “newly relaxed Bike Aboard Policy,” New Jersey Transit Monday said it will allow bicycles to board at all of its train stations effective July 1.
Schneider National, Inc. said Monday it has reached an agreement with CSX Transportation to broaden its services in northwestern Ohio. The agreement expands Schneider's intermodal service to now include two rail ramps in the Buckeye State: Marion and North Baltimore.
Aided by New York's first successful application of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), New York City Transit's L Line will add service frequency June 9 in response to rapidly growing ridership demand.
Time to tag us light rail transit (LRT) advocates with a new label, now that LRT and streetcars are slowly but inexorably re-establishing their presence on the U.S. landscape.
Holland L.P. affirmed Thursday that it has acquired the Railway Securement Business of L.B. Foster. Terms of the transaction remain undisclosed.
Resuming a pattern repeated through much of 2012, U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending June 2, 2012, fell short of the comparable week in 2011, down 3.1%, after gaining ground in the previous week, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. Continuing its winning streak, U.S. intermodal volume for the week was up 4.1% compared with the same week last year.
Alstom Thursday said it has signed a signaling system contract worth 17 million euros ($21.4 million) with WSW mobil GmbH to install an ERTMS1-based train command and control system on the 13.3-kilometer (8.2-mile) Wuppertaler Schwebebahn line. The Schwebebahn, or monorail, began service in 1901.
Portland, Ore., suburb Milwaukie has approved a plan to pay off $4.1 million it owes to TriMet over the next 19 years, though the particulars for payment are not yet all resolved.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Board of Directors Wednesday awarded a $104 million contract to Alstom for the overhaul of 86 light rail transit vehicles. The LRT cars were originally built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.