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Thursday, 20 June 2013
20 June 2013

U.S. carloads, intermodal gain in latest week: AAR

U.S freight carload traffic edged up 0.5% the week ending June 15, 2013, and U.S. intermodal volume advanced 1.7% for the week, measured against the comparable period in 2012, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, June 20.

Thursday, 20 June 2013
20 June 2013

SEPTA affirms closure of Bridgeport Viaduct

SEPTA officially announced Wednesday, June 19, that it will close its Bridgeport Viaduct, a bridge spanning the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania used by SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line, beginning July 8.

Thursday, 20 June 2013
20 June 2013

Jo Strang joins ASLRRA staff

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has appointed Jo Strang as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, effective July 1.
Thursday, 20 June 2013
20 June 2013

STB OKs service shuffle on Louisiana rail line

The Surface Transportation Board has granted permission to Union Pacific Railroad to cease service on 12.5 miles of the Lockport Branch, located in Lofourche Parish, La., which UP owns, while affirming rival Class I railroad BNSF to continue operating over 14.1 miles of the branch, rejecting UP o ...
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that, despite investments of roughly $2.8 billion since 2008 on implementing positive train control (PTC) to meet the Rail Safety Improvement Act deadline o ...
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
19 June 2013

Army Corps won’t expand export coal review

Testifying Tuesday, June 18, 2013 before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, an Army Corps of Engineers official said the agency would not expand its environmental review of coal being exported through U.S. West Coast ports, despite objections from environmentalists in several western states ...
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
19 June 2013

Minneapolis streetcar plan advances

The Minneapolis City Council has given initial approval to a plan to redirect up to $60 million in property taxes to help fund a streetcar line along Nicollet and Central avenues in Minnesota's largest city.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013
19 June 2013

Secaucus Loop idea revived, tied to Gateway Tunnel

Eight New York State legislators are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to pursue an elusive "one-seat ride" to New York-Penn Station for Rockland and Orange county residents, tying it to Amtrak's Gateway Tunnel plan to increase Northeast Corridor capacity under the Hudson River. ...
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
19 June 2013

CP speeds up Toronto-Calgary intermodal service

Canadian Pacific said Wednesday, June 19 it has launched a faster intermodal rail service between Toronto and Calgary to better serve customers on this route. The new service offering cuts 20 hours from previous schedules, CP said.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013
18 June 2013

FRA launches grade crossing iPhone, iPad app

The Federal Railroad Administration has launched Rail Crossing Locator, a free iOS smartphone mobile application for iPhones and iPads that provides easy access to safety information about the nation’s more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.
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