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A triad of U.S. HSR interests makes its move, upsetting some preconceived conventional wisdom involving the nation’s passenger rail outlook.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
05 March 2013

CSX’s capex strategy

From intermodal infrastructure to doublestack clearances to new locomotives, CSX continues to invest.

Tuesday, 05 March 2013
05 March 2013

AAR to Congress: Freight rail spurs growth

Association of American Railroad (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger Tuesday told the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials subcommittee that the nation's freight railroads are making record private investments in the country's ...
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
05 March 2013

Last Gold Line first phase extension contract let

San Francisco-based Webcor Builders has been awarded a $48.7 million design-build contract for the Gold Line light rail transit extension project, extending LRT from Sierra Madre Villa (Pasadena), Calif., to Azusa, northeast of Los Angeles.

Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

Bombardier rejects DB allegations

Bombardier Transportation on Monday rejected claims by Germany's Deutsche Bahn involving the S-Bahn Berlin 481 series as without merit, calling DB's allegations defamatory.

Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

Cold Train to open Chicago office

Cold Train said Monday it is opening a new office in downtown Chicago in 2013 to aid "hauling more cargo and various products back from the Midwest and East Coast to Washington State and Oregon."

Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

Vermont rail speeds to increase, state says

The Vermont Agency of Transportation says speed limits will be raised on New England Central trackage from 59 mph to 79 mph beginning March 11, improving conditions for both freight rail movement and Amtrak's Vermonter.

Monday, 04 March 2013
04 March 2013

AAR spurns NITL's mandatory switching proposa ...

A statement released Friday by the Association of American Railroads commented unfavorably on a proposal by the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) for mandatory switching, which AAR asserted "would harm all rail network users."

Friday, 01 March 2013
01 March 2013

Box tunnel pact presages Amtrak Gateway Tunnel

Amtrak has reached tentative agreement with private developers in Manhattan to construct an 800-foot-long box tunnel on site at the 26-acre Hudson Yards development site on Manhattan’s West Side. The tunnel would act as a placeholder for eventual expansion of Northeast Corridor capacity under t ...
Friday, 01 March 2013
01 March 2013

Monterey County eyes extended Capitol Corridor

Monterey County, Calif., is considering a proposal to extend rail service roughly 60 miles south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County, to Salinas, Calif.—in essence adding to the heavily used Capitol Corridor intercity rail service area.

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