U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.1% for the week ending Sept. 22, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume sustained its winning streak, though in relatively modest fashion, up 0.7% for the week compared with a year ago.
Charlotte, N.C., has received $18 million in funds to support expansions for its Lynx Blue Line light rail transit, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the offices of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Flemish Transport operator De Lijn to supply 48 FLEXITY 2 trams for the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp. The order is worth roughly $165 million, and includes an option for 40 additional trams.
More than most airport/rail connections, Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line serving O'Hare International Airport makes me smile. I revisited that old friend as part of my trip to RSI/CMA 2012, and the service functioned as solidly as ever.
For decades, New York City Transit customers attempting to transfer to the uptown (northbound) No. 6 subway line at Bleecker Street Station (in Manhattan) from other lines had to surface, walk, and descend back into the subway system—paying for the privilege.
The Intermodal Association of North America announced Wednesday that Paul R. Bergant has won the 2012 IANA Silver Kingpin Award.
Officials in Daviess County, Ind., have tabled a motion to approve a $2.1 million passing siding near Plainville, Ind., to be used by Indiana Southern Railroad.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit 's (DART) Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a $1.07 billion budget for fiscal year 2013, resisting both fiscal and political pressure by including continued support for expanding DART's Orange and Blue lines, and continued construction towards a direct rail connection to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 2014.
Canadian Pacific announced Friday that Michael Redeker has been appointed vice president and chief information officer, effective Oct. 15. Redeker was most recently chief information officer at ATB Financial.
Railway Supply Group has named Marc Trani Vice President—Sales for Unity Railway Supply and IRECO, LLC. He will be based at Railway Supply Group's Bensenville, Ill., headquarters.
Massachusetts next month expects to acquire 90 miles of rail right-of-way owned by CSX Corp., in part to improve MBTA passenger service for large portions of the state.
Years after rejecting recommendations from New Jersey rail advocates to extend PATH service directly to Newark Liberty International Airport, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Thursday announced its intent to study the idea of getting part of the way there, extending PATH service beyond its current terminus at Newark-Penn Station along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor to Newark Airport/Rail Station, connecting with the airport monorail system there.
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Sept. 15 lagged behind the comparable week in 2011, down 2.9%, continuing a yearlong trend, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. Counterbalancing that was the continued strength of U.S. intermodal volume for the week, up 3.9% compared with the same week last year.
Chicago-based Anacostia & Pacific Co. Wednesday announced John K. Secor is retiring as president of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) at the end of October, to be succeeded by Michael D. Stolzman, current president of Pacific Harbor Line (PHL). Otis L. Cliatt, vice president of PHL, will be promoted to PHL's president.
Norfolk Southern Corp. said Wednesday it "has achieved its best-ever score in the S&P 500 Climate Change Report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project."
Light rail transit ridership maintained its strong U.S. growth trend in the second quarter of 2012, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Tuesday. LRT ridershp rose 4.3% during the quarter compared with the second quarter of 2011, pacing an overall public transit ridership for the quarter of 1.6% compared with a year ago.
Bombardier Transportation Tuesday said it has signed contracts with Madrid-based Patentes Talgo SA to develop and supply components for 36 very high speed trains for Saudi Arabia.
The Federal Railroad Administration Monday announced its intent to release $74.8 million for 11 miles of a third track for use by Virginia Rail Express (VRE), CSX, and Amtrak in northern Virginia.
Canadian Pacific Monday said it has launched new faster intermodal train services connecting Vancouver, British Columbia, to Toronto or Chicago.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said controlled blasting resumed on the Second Avenue Subway Friday, following an intensive investigation into the cause of an Aug. 21 incident below 72nd Street in Manhattan, and the implementation of additional safety measures.