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Monday, 07 January 2013
07 January 2013

Short line opposes Twin Cities LRT plan

Glencoe, Minn.-based Twin Cities and Western Railroad has voiced opposition to a proposed light rail operation serving the southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Friday, 04 January 2013
04 January 2013

RDC ponders interest in NJT’s Princeton Dinky

Railroad Development Corp. Chairman Henry Posner for months has objected to a plan stripping 460 feet from New Jersey Transit's "Princeton Dinky" branch line. Posner has written to NJ Transit, offering to manage the line.
Friday, 04 January 2013
04 January 2013

Amtrak fills more senior operations posts

Amtrak late Thursday said it has named Magdy El-Sibaie as the new chief safety officer and Robin McDonough as chief, business operations. Both will report directly to D.J. Stadtler, vice president of operations.
Friday, 04 January 2013
04 January 2013

NS touts role in industrial development

Norfolk Southern said Friday it has "participated in the location of 64 new industries and the expansion of 30 existing industries along its rail lines in 2012."
Thursday, 03 January 2013
03 January 2013

U.S. freight traffic ends 2012 on down note

Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume declined for the week ending Dec. 29, 2012—essentially the end of the year—the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Thursday, 03 January 2013
03 January 2013

AECOM lands MBTA Green Line work

AECOM Technology Corp. Thursday said, as part of a joint venture, it has been chosen by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to provide advanced preliminary design services for extending Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line light rail service. The contract is w ...
Thursday, 03 January 2013
03 January 2013

Transit benefit restored in fiscal deal

Among the changes (and status quo) perpetuated by Congress in its Jan. 2 budgetary decision making, public transit users were offered a plus: the rise in pretax federal transit benefits to $240 per month, up from $125 in 2012.

Thursday, 03 January 2013
03 January 2013

PATH touts weekend service resumption

PATH trains linking Newark, N.J., and the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan will resume running on the weekends, beginning this weekend, Jan. 5-6, continuing an on-again, off-again pattern in place since the system was crippled by Hurricane Sandy. Operating hours on the weekends will be fr ...
Wednesday, 02 January 2013
02 January 2013

Train operations notch solid safety gains

In a report posted Dec. 31, the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis described strong safety gains in freight train operations in the first 10 months of 2012.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013
02 January 2013

CN merges two U.S. subsidiaries

Canadian National ended 2012 by completing its merger of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway into its Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad subsidiary.
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