Latest News Continued
Thursday, 06 December 2012
06 December 2012

UTA FrontRunner South service ready for debut

Utah Transit Authority is offering the public test rides Saturday of its FrontRunner South regional rail line, with the "fare" being donation of a canned good. Revenue service on the line will begin next Monday.
Thursday, 06 December 2012
06 December 2012

House reps seek hearing on Conrail accident

Two New Jersey congressional representatives and one Pennsylvania colleague Thursday said they will seek to hold a hearing to determine the cause of a freight derailment last week in Paulsboro, N.J., resulting in a derailment and a chemical release.

Thursday, 06 December 2012
06 December 2012

Arlington goes it alone on streetcar study

Arlington County, Va., continues to pursue plans for two streetcar lines, both meeting at Washington Metrorail's Pentagon City Station—but the county will pursue both, for now, without the help of neighboring Alexandria, Va.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012
05 December 2012

Ottawa picks consortium for LRT project

Ottawa city officials Wednesday announced it had awarded the Rideau Transit Group, a consortium including ACS Infrastructure Canada and SNC Lavalin, a design-build-finance-maintain contract for the Canadian capital's initial light rail transit line. The decision is subject to final approval by th ...
Wednesday, 05 December 2012
05 December 2012

Port LA/Long Beach strike ends, easing intermodal ...

Striking workers were set to return to work Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, after an eight-day job action which severely affected up to 40% of the nation's import goods flow.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012
05 December 2012

Amtrak takes charge of Empire Corridor stretch

Delayed by one month at least in part due to Hurricane Sandy, Amtrak and the state of New York announced Tuesday Amtrak assumed control from CSX Corp. of the Empire Corridor right-of-way between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie, N.Y, which also includes Albany, the state capital.

Tuesday, 04 December 2012
04 December 2012

CP’s Harrison: A “mid-60s” operating ratio b ...

At an investor conference in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 4, Canadian Pacific’s recently installed President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison outlined his plan for taking the railroad out of last place among North American Class I’s in terms of operating ratio, productivity, cost structure, business ...
Tuesday, 04 December 2012
04 December 2012

CP to explore options for DM&E west end

Canadian Pacific on Tuesday announced its intention to explore strategic options for its main line track from Tracy, Minn., west into South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming, and is inviting expressions of interest from prospective partners.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012
04 December 2012

Voters approve LA Streetcar plan

Supporters of a plan for a streetcar in Los Angeles Tuesday were cautiously predicting victory, as a special measure appeared to have enough support from voters Monday.
Tuesday, 04 December 2012
04 December 2012

Amtrak, VIA Rail, CN reach Maple Leaf accord

Amtrak's Maple Leaf will continue to use the upper level of the Whirlpool Bridge, linking Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, following an agreement aimed at keeping the bridge in serviceable condition.
484
Page 484 of 902

Get the latest rail news

Rail news and analysis from Railway Age, IRJ and RT&S by email