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Wood Energy Group, a crosstie reclamation company, has announced plans to expand and relocate to a 10-acre site at Louisiana & Northwest Railroad’s Iron Bridge Road new transload facility in Gibsland, La. Wood Energy is a subsidiary of short line holding company Patriot Rail Corp. ...
Indiana Rail Road Company Thursday celebrated a major milestone in its history as a regional railroad, officially moving its two-millionth carload of revenue freight at INRD’s Senate Avenue Terminal in Indianapolis. INRD officials, including company founder, President, and CEO Tom Hoback, w ...
Canadian National and Coalspur Mines Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a logistics supply chain to move export thermal coal from Coalspur’s Vista Coal Project near Hinton, Alberta, to western ports starting in 2015. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Nov. 5, 2011, rose a healthy 3.4% over the comparable week of one year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume showed similar strength, up 3.5% for the week compared with one year ago. ...
In a 28-page report dated Nov. 9, addressed to now-departed Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli reports an audit “found that Hudson and Harlem Line Signal Construction Unit employees received costly and, in certain instanc ...
PTV AG, a German-based logistics company, says Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and neighboring Slubice, Poland, are planning to offer a cross-border tram route which would connect the two cities by 2015. A study entitled “VIATRAM Frankfurt (Oder)-Slubice” has endorsed the idea ...
Chicago Transit Authority, joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Monday ceremonially unveiled the first new 5000-series rail cars, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, to be placed into regular revenue service. CTA says it is the first new equipment for CTA rail service since 1992. The c ...
09 November 2011

Transit sales tax OK

Voters in Durham County, N.C., Tuesday approved a sales tax for transit, a precursor to better bus service and a staging mechanism for light rail transit and regional (“commuter”) rail passenger service in the Triangle metropolitan area. The one-half cent transit levy rec ...

A majority of Cincinnati voters Tuesday stood by current plans to reintroduce streetcars to the city, rejecting Issue 48, a ballot measure that would have banned any city funds to be spent on passenger rail implementation.

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) on Tuesday said he no longer seeks privatization of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and will support efforts to bring the NEC up to true high speed rail standards. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee, addressing the U.S. High Speed Rail Associati ...
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