U.S. freight rail traffic resumed its 2012 norm during the week ending Nov. 10, 2012—gains intermodal, declines in carload freight—the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. The resumption of a yearlong pattern followed a week where Hurricane Sandy impacted both freight carload and intermodal traffic volume.
Chicago-based Metra Wednesday touted the arrival of the first four "Highliner" cars on the property, built by Nagoya, Japan-based Nippon Sharyo, in conjunction with Sumitomo Corp. of America.
Thales said Thursday it has acquired Sysgo AG, describing the latter as “the European leader in real-time, highly secure operating systems.”
One half-month after dealing up close and personal with Hurricane Sandy, here's my transport takeaway: Take away rail transit, and quality of life definitely takes another hit.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Wednesday celebrated the return to service of a restored Powell Street cable car, Car No. 26, built in 1890.
The Greenbrier Cos. late Tuesday affirmed that "Carl C. Icahn and Reporting Persons affiliated with him have acquired 9.99% of the outstanding Common Stock of Greenbrier."
Canadian Pacific Wednesday said it will donate US$1 million to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Tuesday said freight traffic declined 4.8% in October compared with October 2011.
The Charlotte, N.C. City Council Monday awarded a $26.3 million contract to Atlanta-based Balfour Beatty Rail Inc. and Charlotte-based Blythe Development Co. for the city's first streetcar line of 1.5 miles. The vote was 9-2 in favor, but followed a yearlong dispute over the proposal.
Significant snow blanketed Salt Lake City Sunday amidst the 12th National Light Rail Conference being held by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)—and Salt Lake City's own TRAX LRT system reportedly has performed well.
Nebraska Central Railroad has announced the opening of a new rail bridge serving Norfolk, Neb., which will increase the short line's capacity to move next-generation railcars of 286,000 pounds per car.
A swap of fiscal contributions may aid a proposed streetcar plan in San Antonio, Tex., overseen by VIA Metropolitan Transit.
Mindful of the surge in riders during (and leading up to) Inauguration Day 2009, Washington, D.C.-area rail operators are preparing for comparable events of Jan. 21, 2013—but in very different ways.
RailComm has been selected by Herzog Technologies, which has offices in Oceanside, Calif., to provide a wireless remote control yard system for the Port of Los Angeles.
Data released Nov. 8 by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) showed Hurricane Sandy disrupted U.S. intermodal volume's winning streak during the week ending Nov. 3, 2012. The hurricane also solidified U.S. freight carload traffic's continuing slide during the latest week.
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Thursday said response to its Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposal (RFQ/RFI) was sufficient for the agency to pursue a 22-mile streetcar network serving the nation's capital.
Voters in Clark County, Wash., on Tuesday rejected a proposed 0.1% sales tax to extend light rail transit across the Columbia River from Oregon—and that rejection could jeopardize a multimodal bridge designed to address bistate transportation.
Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS) Wednesday said it has opened a new locomotive maintenance shop and crew change center near South Amana, Iowa.
Light rail transit advocates in Houston Wednesday morning mourned passage by voters of a referendum allowing Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) to divert 25% of its transit sales tax collection to roads, bridges, sidewalks, and other non-rail infrastructure. Metro itself supported the measure.
Arlington, Va., voters Tuesday approved a $31.9 million transportation bond by a healthy four-to-one margin, making $14.6 million available for improvements to the WMATA Metrorail. Upgrades in WMATA's Virginia stations would include larger station platforms to accommodate 8-car trains, and funds to help purchase additional 7000-series cars.