Detroit has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design, review, and construction quality assurance services for the 3.2-mile M1 Rail Project along Woodward Avenue.
Florida East Coast Industries and Orlando International Airport have reached agreement on higher-speed rail access to and from the airport, a key station in the planned All Aboard Florida higher- speed rail proposal envisioned to link Orlando with West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
The U.S. Coast Guard has approved a new bridge carrying Interstate 5 over the Columbia River, linking Oregon and Washington states, and potentially including Portland TriMet light rail transit service to Vancouver, Wash.
Eurostar on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 announced it had signed an agreement with Netherlands Railways (NS) "to launch direct services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016."
Portland, Ore., Mayor Charlie Hales is stressing to local media that the city's U.S. leading-edge role in streetcar placement should continue, with additional routes to be added.
Maryland Transit Administration and Montgomery County have reached a legal agreement with the Columbia Country Club on adjusting the proposed Purple Line light rail transit route, with both sides quietly claiming victory.
Reverting to a 2013 pattern it seemed destined to escape in recent weeks, U.S. freight traffic notched a mixed performance for the week ending Sept. 21, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 26.
Opponents of Milwaukee's proposed startup streetcar line have formally filed a petition with the Wisconsins Public Service Commission, urging the PSC to decide whether the project can proceed, in what appears to be an all-or-nothing gambit to kill the proposal.
Metro-North Railroad on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, scrambled to provide rudimentary service on its New Haven Line, the nation's busiest regional passenger railroad line which was crippled Wednesday by a severed power line.
VIA Metropolitan Transit trustees unanimously passed a proposal for a San Antonio, Tex., streetcar system on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, roughly two years after the idea was first introduced for official consideration.
Add Oklahoma City to the list of U.S. municipalities advancing streetcar plans. In a 5-to-3 vote Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, the City Council approved advancing a 4.5-mile, $130 million plan as part of the city's MAPS 3 project.
New Jersey Transit's Pennsauken Transit Center is expected to open next month, with Sunday, Oct. 13, a possible target date, according to the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP).
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) announced Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, that the Federal Transit Administration has accepted SMART's San Rafael to Larkspur segment into the Project Development phase of its "Small Starts" funding program.
VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority in San Antonio, Tex., is scheduled to vote Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, on a proposed $280 million initial streetcar project.
Norfolk Southern said Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 it had again notched a new record for coal transloading at its Pier 6 at Lambert Point facility in Norfolk, Va., loading a record amount of coal into a single ocean-going vessel.
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,420 people in mid-August, up 0.45% from August 2012, but down 536 people, or 0.33%, from the previous month of July.
New York's Metropolitan Transporation Authority has appointed six people to a Blue Ribbon Panel to study the causes of rail accidents and incidents, including the major derailment last May on Metro-North's New Haven Line and several train-car accidents on the Long Island Rail Road.
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 that the federal government will support Ontario province's desire to convert Toronto's Scarborough Line into subway rapid rail.
Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel route has been closed for repairs west of Denver for an undetermined period following flood damage afflicting wide portions of Colorado, resulting in a detour for Amtrak's California Zephyr.
Make it three weeks in a row, and the fourth week in the last five, that U.S. freight carload traffic increased when measured against the comparable week in 2012, according to data from the Association of American Railroads released Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.