The Phoenix City Council, in an 8-to-1 vote, has approved plans for a five-mile Valley Metro light rail transit route extending south of downtown, choosing LRT over Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and streetcar options.
Maryland Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that six private-company teams have submitted a "Statement of Qualifications" for advancing the 16-mile Purple Line Light Rail Transit project.
Five incumbents and one new member will serve on the newly constituted Board of Directors for the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC), NRC President Chuck Baker announced late Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Pondering two streetcar route proposals while local anti-rail forces continue to attack the mode, San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit planners are recommending launch of a north-south streetcar route first, with a complementary east-west alignment to be added later.
Hamburg, Germany-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG), a railcar leasing and rail logistics company, said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 it has expanded its U.S. railcar fleet.
Construction of Metrolink's 24-mile Perris Valley Line extension in southern California is expected to begin next month, backed by $75 million in additional federal funding announced Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
Crippled by severe ice storms before and during last weekend, DART light rail transit resumed full service at 3:30 p.m. Central Time Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, on the Red, Orange, and Green lines.
Trinity Industries, Inc. announced Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, a new strategic alliance with Element Financial Corp., which will work with Trinity's newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary called TrinityRail Asset Management Co., or TRAMCO.
New Jersey Transit on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, launched "a commemorative, unlimited ride SUPER PASS that will speed travel for customers utilizing the agency's transit system throughout Super Bowl Week."
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County is concluding final test runs on a light rail transit line addition for Houston, a northern extension that reaches into the heart of the nation's fourth-largest city.
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) is urging the federal Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to support rulemaking that would enhance the safety of the North American tank car fleet.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) unveiled a preliminary map of expanded Metrorail service Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, costing $26 billion, that would push the rapid rail system into parts of the city – and suburban communties across the district border – currently not served.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority officials announced details Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, of a four-year, $492 million plan to upgrade the CTA Blue Line.
Though U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gained ground for the month of November, the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday caused a decline in weekly traffic when measured against the same week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Compiled figures released this week by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 103,103 people in mid-October, up 0.41% from October 2012, but down 134 people, or 0.08%, from the previous month of September.
The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) says progress is being made on establishing two new Amtrak routes from the railroad's Chicago hub, one serving the Quad Cities and a second reaching toward Dubuque, Iowa.
The USA Pavilion at last month's Business on Rails (NT Expo) trade show in São Paulo, Brazil, co-hosted by Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), "was such a success that more exhibit space has been reserved for next year's NT Expo," representatives said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Utah Transit Authority's Sugar House streetcar is set to begin carrying passengers on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, with initial free ridership in exchange for a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Utah Food bank.
Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. (RDC) confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, that it had been paid the full $14.6 million awarded in its six-year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala brought under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is inviting "all interested parties to submit Papers on subjects of interest to the railway engineering community to be considered for publication and/or presentation at the AREMA 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago," but the deadline is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.