The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) noted Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have jointly published proposed policy guidance and a request for comments concerning the role of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in future transportation planning. APTA seeks to give active input into that process.
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a US$63 million contract with Canada's Metrolinx to build 10 new, low-emission locomotives.
Amtrak announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, that its Amtrak GreatAmericanStations.com website is now upgraded "with new tools, resources, and information to help local communities discover and develop the economic power of America's train stations."
Kenosha, Wis.'s City Council voted to delay a decision to expand its existing streetcar operations, with different council members offering differing reasons on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, for a two-week deferment.
CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau said Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, current forecasts call for western Canada crop production to be one of the largest harvests in history, and he stressed that supply chain collaboration and information sharing will be essential to moving the crop efficiently.
Kansas City has awarded CAF USA, Inc. a $22 million contract for five streetcars to cover service on its initial 2.2-mile streetcar line downtown.
MTA Long Island Rail Road has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for diesel locomotives and trailer passenger cars, in an effort to bolster service on one branch in Nassau County and a second mostly in Suffolk County, N.Y., "via a lease agreement."
A study funded by the state of Illinois says true high speed rail operations in the Midwest, while costly to implement, is feasible and might even cover operating costs once implemented.
Greater Toronto Area transportation agency Metrolinx says it will provide C$1.48 billion (US$1.43 billion) for any rail approach to revamping the Scarborough Line, allowing other parties to decide which rail mode should be implemented.
Bombardier Transportation said Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, that it won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the 2013 Light Rail Awards held in London.
Metro-North Railroad is hoping to resume normal service frequency on its New Haven Line Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, according to railroad officials and Connecticut state transportation representatives.
Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson announced Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, the election of three new members of the board of directors. The three were elected during Railway Interchange 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind., held earlier in the week.
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Sept. 28, 2013 surpassed levels notched in the comparable week of 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Oct. 3, 2013. AAR said both categories also did better last month than in September 2012, as well.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks to continue upgrading its rail infrastructure – along with other public transit – by requesting $106 billion during the next 20 years.
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.