For the week ending July 25, 2015, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 557,612 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.5% compared with the same week last year, as only one of 10 commodity groups posted an increase, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on July 29.
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Florida’s Tri-Rail regional/commuter rail system on July 24, 2015 placed its first bicycle car, a specially equipped Bombardier bilevel trailer coach, in service.
As the president of the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), I am looking forward to hosting our annual conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange once again.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has begun the update to its Long Range Transportation Plan, TransAction, which it updates every five years, the authority announced on July 28, 2015.