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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 ...
BNSF said Tuesday it was “extremely disappointed” by a news media investigative report questioning freight train security measures, as well as operations, in Washington state. The report, issued Monday by Seattle’s KOMO News 4 TV and KOMO Newsradio, said its “Pro ...
Canadian National has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 551 institutional investors with US$71 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. And, for the third consecutive year, CN is featured in CDP&rsquo ...
The Association of American Railroads Tuesday noted freight railroads have had more than a century-long commitment to the nation’s servicemen and women, and in 2011 they continue to hire veterans “at a robust pace.” AAR said one in five of the more than 15,000 new emp ...
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