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vantuono96x72In his own words, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, Railway Age’s 2011 Railroader of the Year, was a kid who loved trains.

U.S. freight carload traffic for the holiday week ending Dec. 25 rose sharply, up 29.3%, compared with the same week in 2009, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal traffic also was robust, up 25.1% compared to the same week in 2009. AAR noted, “Both the curre ...
Fares rose again Thursday for customers of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, still struggling to fill a large gap in MTA’s operating budget. Single-ride subway fares rose to $2.50, and while MTA’s 30-day unlimited pass remained in existence, its price is now $104. W ...
Norfolk Southern has secured $105 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for its 2,500-mile Crescent Corridor linking New Orleans, Memphis, and the Northeast. ...
Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) Wednesday tallied up its top 10 milestones notched by its FasTracks program in 2010, as a not-so-subtle reminder of what’s been accomplished during a politically tumultuous year nationwide. ...
Tucson, Ariz., has succeeded in landing a $63 million grant from the Federal Transit Administrartion for its planned $196 million, 3.9-mile streetcar project, making it much less likely the new Congress could take away funding for the project in January. The city, fearful of a federal re ...
29 December 2010

Caltrain readies

With the beginning of the New Year, Caltrain will introduce weekend Baby Bullet service, a pilot project aimed at increasing revenue and ridership for the rail system. ...

Friction modifiers are proving their worth on track daily by improving fuel efficiency, reducing noise and increasing wheel and rail service life.

Subway or surface rail? Core city growth or regional approach? Political posturing aside, Canada’s largest city is counting on passenger rail for its future health and growth.

The United Transportation Union says it has reached two tentative four-year agreements with Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida East Coast Railway (FEC). ...
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