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North American freight rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 10, 2015 – the first full week of 2015 – started off strongly, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 15.

Donald W. Seale, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., has announced his plan to retire effective March 1, 2015.
Based on the generally positive atmosphere at the 2015 Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Winter Meeting in Oak Brook, Ill., railroad/customer relationships are improving as capacity and service quality issues are being addressed.

Thwarted in its effort last year to employ a private contractor to handle large operation of Amtrak's Hoosier State, Indiana officials now are scrambling to secure state funding to ensure continued operation of the service, linking Chicago and Indianapolis four days a week.

Charlotte, N.C.'s initial 1.5-mile streetcar line, originally set to commence service in March, now has reset its debut for sometime in June, city official said Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Thales said Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 it will "provide its ETCS Level 2 signaling technology for the suburban rail line between Mexico City and Toluca, the capital of the State of México."

Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works with transit clients across the country, responsible for strategic planning and implementation, industry ...

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is requesting commissioners of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, a city-owned property, to consider putting the railroad up for sale to a private-sector operator.

CSX Corp. said late Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 it had notched record fourth-quarter net earnings of $491 million, or 49 cents per share, up 15% from $426 million, or 42 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, and solidifying the Class I railroad's record earnings for the full year. Earnings p ...

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs), boosting the number of LRVs on order to 215. The option is worth $210 million.

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