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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.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

Central Oregon & Pacific receives TIGER grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Railroad Administration, has awarded a $7 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant to the State of Oregon to support a $9.4 million project that will rehabilitate and reopen a 296-mile stretch of the Ce ...
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

UP: Always expect a train in Chicago

Chicago is the railroad crossroads of the nation, with hundreds of freight and passenger trains rolling on the region’s vast network of lines virtually 24 hours a day. In a public safety campaign “encouraging Chicago pedestrians to cross tracks at only approved railroad crossings,” Union ...
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

CN accelerates frac sand branch upgrade

CN is accelerating work on a $33 million upgrade of its Whitehall Subdivision in Wisconsin to increase carloading capacity and train velocity for the growing frac sand supply chains of Badger Mining Corp., Preferred Sands of Wisconsin LLC, Atlas Resin Proppants LLC, and Taylor Frac LLC.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

Bill Stokes, 1924-2013

Former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) General Manager B.R. (Bill) Stokes died May 15, at his daughter's home in Sammamish, Wash. He was 89. Stokes was considered a pioneer in the advancement of public transit.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

Sound Transit picks Tacoma Link route

The Sound Transit Board of Directors has selected the North Downtown Central Corridor, also called the E1 Corridor, as the alignment to move ahead with further environmental review for a potential expansion of the Tacoma Link light rail system.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

Bombardier issues fourth Sustainability Report

Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

Amtrak to adjust Cascades service

In response to the collapse last week of the Interstate 5 bridge near Mount Vernon, Wash., Amtrak says it plans to add daily round trip between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., at least for a few weeks, to bolster existing Cascades service north of Seattle.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
28 May 2013

LACMTA approves FY14 budget

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Board of Directors has adopted a a balanced $5.1 billion Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget that holds fares at current levels. LACMTA's fiscal year begins July 1.

Friday, 24 May 2013
24 May 2013

Tres Meyer named Nebraska Central COO

Rio Grande Pacific Corporation has appointed rail industry veteran Tres Meyer as Chief Operating Officer of its Nebraska Central Railroad Company. He will report RGPC President Robert Bach.
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