Tracks for Cinncinnati's initial streetcar line will begin being laid in mid-October, a month ahead of schedule, beginning on Elm Street near Memorial Hall, city officials and streetcar advocates say.
The Association of American Railroads announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, the addition of three companies to its membership roster.
The Nebraska Central Railroad Co. (NCRC) says it will commemorate "20 years of excellence" through a series of celebratory activities that will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in its headquarters city of Norfolk, Neb.
One of two streetcar projects in St. Louis, bolstered by a pledge of $22 million in federal funds, could still fall through if plans aren't finalized by next month.
Starting Sept. 16, 2012, public transit riders in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex can use their smartphones "to buy, store and activate passes for DART, The T and DCTA," the three area transit entities jointly announced Monday, Sept. 9.
Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) President and CEO Tom Hoback will host ceremonies this Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, as the regional railroad officially opens is new $7.6 million Locomotive Maintenance Facility near Jasonville, Ind.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with husband Mark Kelly, were surprise attendees attending the dedication of Tucson, Ariz.’s new maintenance and storage facility and arrival of the first streetcar Friday, Sept. 6 2013.
Though Maryland has committed itself to establishing the two-county Purple Line Light Rail Transit system in the northern Washington, D.C. suburbs, exact routing issues remain, including potential conflicts between LRT and nearby bicycle paths on its western end.
One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting it off the track, according to Angels Flight Railway President John Welborne.
Kansas City, Mo.'s City Council will vote on Sept. 12, 2013 on a construction contract for the city's 2.2-mile initial streetcar line, but approval reportedly is not assured.
Coordinating an introduction with the start of the NFL San Diego Chargers' 2013-2014 season, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, the pilot launch of MTS mTicket, "a mobile ticketing app that lets riders use their smartphone to purchase their day pass" when riding the city's Trolley system.
An $8.9 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) grant awarded to the Vermont Agency of Transportation will expedite the Green Mountain State's $18.5 million effort to rehabilitate 20 miles of rail right-of-way along the state's western edge.
All three large North American nations saw freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gain ground in the week ending Aug. 31, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 5.
A one-hour webinar beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, will address "Highway Rail Grade Crossing" issues confronting the industry, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) announced Thursday, Sept. 5.
Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, the province will pursue subway rapid transit as the mode for the controversial Scarborough Line in Toronto.
Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.
Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.
A $10 million TIGER grant will allow SEPTA to add six miles of track capacity to its West Trenton Line, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch affirmed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
Union Pacific has formally unveiled its Arrowedge® employee-designed aerodynamic technology for fuel and locomotive emissions reductions for use on double-stack intermodal freight trains. UP expects to introduce the technology on intermodal service between Joliet, Ill., and Long Beach, Calif., this month.
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet says it is ready to launch a mobile ticketing app Wednesday, Sept. 4, for TriMet riders with smartphones.