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Thursday, 14 March 2013
14 March 2013

For U.S. freight traffic, bifurcated mix resumes

The split results resumed for U.S. freight traffic during the week ending March 9, 2013, according to results released Thursday by the Association of American Railroads.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
14 March 2013

Industry marks Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Rail industry representatives spanning freight and passenger railroads, along with industry suppliers, labor groups, supportive state and local political officials, and rail activists were out in force on and around Capitol Hill Thursday.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
13 March 2013

Fort Lauderdale streetcar gets county OK

Broward County, Fla., gave its approval Tuesday for a streetcar loop, dubbed "The Wave," to serve Fort Lauderdale.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
13 March 2013

Bombardier Transportation names Bertling COO

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday Lutz Bertling has been named the company's president and chief operating officer, effective June 3. He succeeds current president Andre Navarri, who will remain with the company as a strategic adviser to Bertling for one year, retiring on June 1, 2014. ...
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
13 March 2013

St. Louis suburb affirms Loop Trolley plans

University City, Mo.’s City Council has unanimously approved a permit for the Loop Trolley, allowing for construction and operation of the streetcar between University City and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, west of downtown St. Louis.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013
13 March 2013

NS selects Avtec VoIP consoles

Gilbert, S.C.-based Avtec, Inc. says Norfolk Southern has chosen the company’s Frontier-enabled Scout™ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles to replace aging equipment.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
12 March 2013

NJT: Power restored for Hoboken services

New Jersey Transit Tuesday said its electric-powered rail service to and from Hoboken Terminal would resume Sunday, March 24, complemented by changes in schedules to reflect the resumption. Restoration of a key power substation, affected by Hurricane Sandy last October 29, has been completed. ...
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
12 March 2013

MTA to reopen old South Ferry subway station

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken the figurative plunge to reopen its old station at South Ferry, in lower Manhattan, in early April, after Hurricane Sandy submerged both the old station and its nearby replacement.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
12 March 2013

Fed aid lacking, Tempe revamps streetcar plan

Tempe, Ariz., officials are revising plans for a 2.6-mile streetcar, interfacing with the Phoenix area's Valley Metro light rail transit line, after failing to qualify for "Small Starts" federal funding administered by the Federal Transit Administration.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
12 March 2013

SPRINTER stopped in its tracks indefinitely

San Diego County's North County Transit District (NCTD) suspended SPRINTER diesel light railway transit (DLRT) service Saturday "in order to perform necessary maintenance repairs"—repairs that some observers say could take months.

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