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Thursday, 30 May 2013
30 May 2013

Norfolk Southern supports “Ride 2 Recovery”

Norfolk Southern will honor more than 200 wounded military veterans Saturday, June 1, when they stop in Norfolk, Va., as part of their week-long “Ride 2 Recovery” memorial challenge.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced May 30 that that the USDOT “has begun the process of fulfilling Amtrak’s request for $185 million in Hurricane Sandy Relief funding.”

Graphic billboards showing a cast on a person’s leg with the caption, “I raced a train and all I got was this lousy full-body cast”; two feet poking out from a white sheet in a morgue with the tagline, “I raced a train and all I got was this lousy toe tag”; and depicting a cemetery head ...
Thursday, 30 May 2013
30 May 2013

AAR: Crude oil, intermodal up in latest week

Resuming a familiar pattern during the week ending May 25, 2013, U.S. freight carload traffic fell 3.3% measured against the comparable week in 2012, while U.S. intermodal volume rose 1.4%, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, May 30.

Lessons learned from TTX Co. Increasing asset utilization by a single percentage point can make the difference between a typical year and a banner year. By blending operations insight with advanced technology and optimization techniques, the rail industry is ac ...
Thursday, 30 May 2013
30 May 2013

WMATA taps Kawasaki for more 7000 series cars

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has placed a $184 million order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries for 100 additional series 7000 metro cars, meant to augment and eventually replace Breda series 4000 vehicles supplied in the 1990s.

Thursday, 30 May 2013
30 May 2013

MTA reopens storm-damaged Rockaway Branch

Holding to its projected reopening date, MTA New York City Transit resumed A train subway service on the elevated Rockaway Branch line in the namesake Queens, N.Y. neighborhood Thursday morning, May 30.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
29 May 2013

Greenbrier Cos. debuts Multi-Max auto railcar

At a ceremony in Cleburne, Tex., Wednesday, May 29, the Greenbrier Cos. introduced Multi-Max, an automotive railcar that the company says "significantly advances the options for transporting autos by rail."

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
29 May 2013

Charlotte streetcar extension effort recharges

By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday evening, May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved plans to add a 2.5-mile extension to its nascent initial streetcar line.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
29 May 2013

Minneapolis mulls streetcar funding plan

A provision in the Minnesota state tax bill could allow "value capture district" designation for the state's largest city to advance streetcars to augment the Twin Cities growing light rail transit system.

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