HDR, Inc. has been hired to revive a streetcar plan for Grand Rapids, Mich., using a six-year-old study as a baseline for the new effort.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will oversee a $10 million project to upgrade Metro-North Railroad's power supply for the New Haven Line, the most heavily-used stretch of passenger railroad in North America.
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 that it will hold a public hearing on March 25-26, 2014 "in Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules, EP 711, to explore issues surrounding The National Industrial Transportation League's (NITL) petition to modify the Board's standards for mandatory competitive switching."
Public opinion over the future of Toronto Transit Commission's Scarborough Line apparently continues to vacillate, with a new poll suggesting light rail transit (LRT) once again is favored over a subway extension for the line.
The National Basketball Association Sacramento Kings have pledged to provide $500,000 to aid streetcar development in California's state capital as part of a traffic mitigation plan being developed by California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
CIT Group said early Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 it has acquired Paris-based Nacco SAS, "one of the largest independent full service railcar lessors in Europe."
The Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantry in upstate New York will undergo a $250,000 renovation this year, thanks to a charity established by the parent company of New York Air Brake, LLC (NYAB).
Canadian National said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons has advised the railroad that "the tentative labor agreements negotiated with the union in October 2013 have failed to ratify."
Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council has informally endorsed a specific route for extending the city's 1.6-mile Link Light Rail (often defined by some as a streetcar) operated by Sound Transit.
CN issued its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full-year 2013 after the closing bell on Wall Street Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, gaining in the quarter over the comparable period in 2012 on record revenue, but reporting full-year earnings lower than that of 2012.
Congratulations to the Long Island Rail Road, once again in 2013 the unquestioned largest regional passenger railroad by ridership in the nation. Let's see if it can hold that prize. I'm doubtful.
Compiled figures released this week by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,810 people in mid-December, up a scant 0.10% from December 2012, but down 0.24% from the previous month of November.
U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume advanced for the second week in a row, and third week in four marking 2014's start, during the week ending Jan. 25, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 30.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC) announced Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 it will acquire 24 new ES44C4 locomotives from Erie-Pa.-based GE Transportation.
Texas's attorney general will not appeal a judgment affirming the right of San Antonio's VIA Metropolitan Tarnsit to sell bonds for several projects, including two downtown transit depots to serve as hubs for a streetcar system.
Consultants are working with a Streetcar Project Advisory Committee in Gainesville, Fla., to prepare a proposal for a line linking the city's downtown with the University of Florida.
Dallas-based Trinity Industries, Inc. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 said it had closed the sale of the second tranche of leased railcars to Element Financial Corp., under the newly formed strategic railcar alliance announced last month.
Hoping to leverage a local funding commitment to obtain federal funds, Charlotte, N.C. has approved $12 million for engineering work on a 2.5-mile streetcar extension, expected to cost $126 million.
Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge, is considering a plan for streetcar operations as part of a city and parish (county) plan, FuturEBR.
Canadian Pacific said it set numerous records for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2013, and offered guidance suggesting continued improvement in 2014.