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Though a joint public/private effort to initiate light rail transit in Detroit has faltered, with public money now targeted to launch a 110-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network, state and local elected officials now acknowledge Detroit’s private sector will continue to pursue LRT.  ...

Colo Railroad Builders, a provider of railroad construction and maintenance services to industrial, Class I, and short line railroads, says it has appointed Cene Cooley vice president of Operations in Texas. 

Shippers representing manufacturing, consumer goods, energy, and other markets made commitments in 2011 to develop new or expanded facilities on CSX and its connecting short lines. A total investment of $1.4 billion will ultimately yield more than $230 million in annual freight revenue, said Clar ...
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) said Thursday it had “completed final negotiations”  to build phase 1 of an eventual 70-mile rail line in Sonoma and Marin counties, north of San Francisco. Phase 1 will link Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Calif., a distance of roughly 37 miles. ...

The chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors, Thomas J. Umberg, on Thursday released a statement praising Gov. Jerrry Brown, following the unveiling of the governors’ 2012-13 State Budget:

The Greenbrier Cos. Friday reported fiscal 2012 first-quarter revenue of $398.2 million, which it said was “double the $198.9 million realized in the prior year’s first quarter,” and net earnings of $15.5 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $2.3 million, ...

OMNI Products, Inc. announced that it has been joined by Jensen Precast, a provider of precast concrete products, in an agreement to expand the manufacturing and distribution of OMNI Products’ grade crossing systems into the western U. S.

The Association of American Railroads Thursday wrapped up its reporting of 2011 traffic trends by noting gains for the year, the month of December, and the last week of the year just past.

The Federal Transit Administration has issued its final approval Los Angeles’ plan for a $1.72 billion light rail transit line along Crenshaw Boulevard, running from the Green Line near Los Angeles International Airport to the Expo Line.

04 January 2012

Mixed-traffic methods

As interest continues to build for high speed passenger operations, there is a significant potential for the addition of higher speed passenger trains to existing freight railroad lines.

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