Sacramento Regional Transit has secured $270 million in federal funds to advance its South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 Line Light Rail extension. The announcement was made by House Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.).
Construction of St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor light rail line can continue, a federal judge has ruled, turning aside protests from the St. Paul NAACP and the city's Rondo neighborhood.
Efforts to establish a streetcar in Kansas City, Mo., has drawn interest from two companies, both of which filed expressed interest prior to the city's Nov. 21 deadline.
BART officials have begun reviewing system operations with a eye toward offering both express services and split/merge operations, where a train is divided or joined en route to or from two different terminal points.
The Association of American Railroads Wednesday reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic results for the week ending Nov. 17, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.3% measured against the comparable week in 2011, while U.S. intermodal volume added to its 2012 winning streak, up 2.4%.
Kenosha, Wis., is pondering expanding its heritage streetcar line, and has included $10.2 million for the proposal in a two-year capital improvement plan. But concerns about traffic congestion have surfaced, challenging the expansion effort.
BNSF rights-of-way in northwest Washington State have been affected by as many as 15 mudslides, triggered by heavy rain this week in the Pacific Northwest.
In what is almost assuredly just one of a continuing wave of legal moves to terminate, block or otherwise alter California's plan to implement high speed rail, a judge has denied a request to block work filed by farming interests in the Central Valley.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and federal officials on Monday announced that Sumitomo Corp. of America has been awarded a $352 million contract from California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for 130 railcars destined for higher-speed rail (HrSR) use in the U.S. Midwest and in California.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Monday it has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to initiate a rulemaking that would propose re-introducing indirect competition— specifically product and geographic competition for fuel used to generate power— as a factor to be considered in determining if the STB has jurisdiction to hear rate cases involving the transportation of coal to coal-fired power plants.
A funding plan tapping Texas state dollars in a fiscal swap will free $92 million for San Antonio's proposed streetcar, being advanced by VIA Metropolitan Transit.
Railway Age erroneously reported North County Transit District and the U.S. Marine Corps were advancing a plan to extend Sprinter diesel light railway transit (DLRT) service to Camp Pendleton, Calif. In fact, NCTD seeks to add a Coaster regional rail stop to serve the base.
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo Friday joined senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials to launch a collaborative effort to educate and raise awareness among rail industry employees of the dangers of using electronic devices on the job.