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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has provided the GCOR dispatch system for Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee and Wyoming’s (GWI) 16 Southern Region railroads. ...
Less than one month remains to register for the 2011 American Railway Development Association Executive Forum, being held Feb. 16 in the David R. Goode Office Building, Atlanta, Ga., from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The one-day event will review the processes for developing rail-served indu ...
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 20.1%, and U.S. intermodal gained 8.6%, in the first week of 2011, ending January 8, compared with 2010’s first week, the Association of American Railroads reports. ...
Federal officials Thursday gave Maine’s Department of Transportation final approval to assume control of 233 miles of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway in the northern portion of the state. The state was prepared to assume control Friday, paying $20.1 million for the right-of-way. ...
Both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific could face a strike by more than 6,000 members of the Canadian Auto Workers union, which represents workers within Canada’s two Class I railroads. CAW says its members have indicated they support a strike mandate in order to demonstrate their opp ...

The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., will occur at Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) 9th Street Station, currently served by the city’s heritage trolley and expected to be added to the CATS light rail system with the planned Blue Line Extension/Northeast Corridor project.

Charlotte is one of several U.S. cities pondering installation of streetcars in addition to, or sometimes instead of, light rail transit options.

Kinkisharyo says its LFX-300 prototype hybrid streetcar (at left) can be powered both by conventional overhead wire and also over short stretches of route on battery power. The dual-mode prototype is meant to address situations where overhead wire is impractical or otherwise not desired by local authorities; Washington, D.C. has struggled to reintroduce streetcars, particularly in the Capitol Hill area, in large part due to such concerns.

--> On Jan. 20, Charlotte, N.C., will host the official U.S. unveiling of “the first 100% low-floor, electro-hyrid streetcar engineered for North America’s sustainable cities” by Kinkisharyo, according to Kinkisharyo. ...
Canadian Pacific Railway plans to spend between C$950 million and C$1.05 billion on capital projects in 2011, up measurably from the C$750 million to C$800 million it spent last year. Final capex figures for 2010 will be released at CP’s fourth-quarter/full-year 2010 earnings presentation ...
The Port of Los Angeles, which is directly served by Union Pacific and BNSF Railway via a shared rail corridor, announced Thursday that container traffic increased 16% at the port in 2010 compared with 2009. Exports surged 10.3% to a record 1,841,274 TEUs and exceeded the previous record of 1,782,50 ...
Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Inc. (BR&L) has named Jeff Harris national accounts manager, responsible for business development within all North American Class I, regional, and short line railroads, while focusing on expanding the Vulcan Spike Division into a primary or secondary track ...
The Toronto Transit Commission’s Board of Directors Wednesday received TTC’s proposed 2011-2015 Capital Program, which includes a commitment to building and expanding the agency’s streetcar maintenance facilities. ...
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