Plans to electrify the GO Transit regional rail network, previously pegged as a 10-year, C$1.8 billion endeavor, may prove problematic, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig has acknowledged.
One hears the word "green" more than ever at any given rail conference, not without reason. Most in the rail world, naturally enough, apply the allusion to themselves and their fellow human beings. Most want a cleaner, greener world, a better environment, for themselves and their children. I do that, too. But I also use the Box Turtle as a standard measurement, and I insist the latter measurement shows rail transport, once again, to be the superior land mode.
All three major North American nations saw freight traffic gains during the week ending June 14, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, June 19. But U.S. intermodal volume, maintaining its longstanding momentum, was a star performer.
Holland LP said Wednesday, June 18, 2014 it has received the "TTX Excellent Supplier" designation based on its overall SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) evaluation.
A projected $12 million funding gap will not deter continued planning for Detroit's M1 (or M-1) streetcar line, project supporters have vowed.
St. Paul's Central Corridor light rail line, making its service debut Saturday, June 14, 2014, will feature Siemens S70 light rail vehicles tailored to address the city's specific needs, a Siemens spokespersons said Thursday, June 12.
OmniTRAX said Thursday, June 12, 2014, it will manage the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railroad, a short line railway based in Brownsville, Tex. As well, OmniTRAX will also develop a large-scale industrial park on land owned by the Brownsville Navigation District (BND) of Cameron County, the parent governmental body of the Port of Brownsville.
U.S. and Canadian freight traffic maintained positive momentum during the week ending June 7, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 12. Mexican intermodal volume also logged into the win column.
Addressing the Railway Age Crude By Rail Conference in Arlington, Va., Thursday, June 12, 2014, Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger detailed the many steps freight railroads are taking to boost the safety of moving crude oil by rail.
Miner Enterprises Inc. said Thursday, June 12, 2014 that "a Class I railroad has selected Miner's 5-foot manual AggreGate® outlets for 54 new ballast cars currently being built by FreightCar America, Inc." Miner did not identify the end-use customer.
U.S. coal use for electricity generation may be declining, and U.S. freight railroads may be delivering less coal as a result. But rail still is by far the modal choice for remaining demand, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's June 11, 2014 "Today in Energy" brief.
SEPTA management appears willing to endure a strike to its regional rail system, possibly beginning this Saturday, June 14, 2014, rather than delay such action until winter, when weather is more severe and system ridership is higher.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. said Tuesday, June 10, 2014, that the application period is now open for a total of $150,000 in grant funds for transit agencies and other local governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness initiatives.
Chesapeake, Va., is poised to submit a formal request for aid from Hampton Roads Transit to extend The Tide light rail transit to the municipality.
Amtrak seeks to improve and upgrade its WiFI coverage along the Northeast Corridor, and has issued a Request for Proposals to implement such action.
A political action committee opposed to continued streetcar development in Kansas City, Mo., SmartKC, has received $20,000 from Missourians for Responsible Government to continue their fight.
U.S. rail intermodal volume likely is benefitting from a surge in import volume through U.S. West Coast ports as a labor contract nears expiration, according to a report released Friday, June 6, 2014, by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
U.S. freight traffic gained ground for both the week ending May 31, 2014, and indeed for the entire month of May, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 5.
Conference registration and hotel reservations have begun for RSI/CMA 2014, the Railway Supply Institute's (RSI) annual trade show and conference, to be held in conjunction with the Railway Association of Canada's (RAC) Canadian Rail Summit. The events take place Sept. 21-23, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center) in Montréal.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("The T") has issued a request for propoals, RFP 14-T008, for an unspecified number of diesel multiple-unit (DMU) trains to cover proposed TEX Rail regional passenger rail service, linking downtown Fort Worth, Tex., with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.