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Wednesday, 05 June 2013
05 June 2013

Alaska Railroad begins extension project

Alaska Railroad has begun clearing right-of-way for a 32-mile, $88 million extension between Point MacKenzie and Houston, Alaska.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013
04 June 2013

TriMet taps Siemens for regenerative power

Portland, Ore.'s TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to install what is claimed to be the first regenerative "battery" for U.S. passenger rail service, the Sitras Energy Storage Unit, to be placed on the Milwaukie light rail line now under construction.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013
04 June 2013

Seattle seeks to merge streetcar lines

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced plans Monday, June 3, 2013, to connect two separate streetcar lines with a link through the city’s downtown, dubbed the Center City Connector.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013
04 June 2013

Alstom's Citadis makes APTA splash

Alstom ceremonially debuted its Citadis Spirit light rail transit product Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to the North American market at the 2013 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013
04 June 2013

Union pickets Amtrak Board chairman’s law office

Amtrak Board Chairman Anthony Coscia's New Brunswick, N.J., law office was targeted Tuesday morning, June 4, 2013, by the Passenger Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition (PRLBC), representing Amtrak employees who PRLBC says continue to work without a contract.

Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Area's regional planning agency, will hold a series of four open house events this month, commencing Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to revive plans of establishing electrified rail service linking Toronto's Union Station with Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

Monday, 03 June 2013
03 June 2013

Obituary: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, 89

U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), an ardent passenger rail champion who first was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1982, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the age of 89.

Friday, 31 May 2013
31 May 2013

For EMD, a passenger rail rebirth

After an absence of 12 years, Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. (a subsidiary of the Progress Rail Services Corp. division of ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
31 May 2013

Groundbreaking set for CSX Quebec site

A ceremonial groundbreaking will occur Monday, June 3, 2013, for a new CSX intermodal facility in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, which provincial officials say "will represent a significant addition to the region's transportation and logistics infrastructure."

Friday, 31 May 2013
31 May 2013

San Francisco marks subway tunneling launch

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday, May 30, marked the start of tunneling for the Central Subway Project, a controversial extension of the Muni Metro T Third Line (light rail transit).

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