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Monday, 26 November 2012
26 November 2012

Amtrak names two to senior operations posts

Amtrak on Monday named Bruce Pohlot as the new chief engineer, and named Tom Quigley general manager, State-Supported Services. Both will report directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations effective Dec. 10, 2012.

Monday, 26 November 2012
26 November 2012

BART explores express, split/merge service

BART officials have begun reviewing system operations with a eye toward offering both express services and split/merge operations, where a train is divided or joined en route to or from two different terminal points.

Monday, 26 November 2012
26 November 2012

Downtown PATH service resumes

PATH rail service resumed Monday morning between downtown Manhattan and New Jersey points, including Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, following weeks of repair work following damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
21 November 2012

U.S. maintains mixed freight traffic picture

The Association of American Railroads Wednesday reported mixed U.S. weekly rail traffic results for the week ending Nov. 17, 2012. U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.3% measured against the comparable week in 2011, while U.S. intermodal volume added to its 2012 winning streak, up 2.4%.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012
21 November 2012

Kenosha, Wis., mulls heritage streetcar extension

Kenosha, Wis., is pondering expanding its heritage streetcar line, and has included $10.2 million for the proposal in a two-year capital improvement plan. But concerns about traffic congestion have surfaced, challenging the expansion effort.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012
21 November 2012

Mudslides mess with BNSF in Seattle area

BNSF rights-of-way in northwest Washington State have been affected by as many as 15 mudslides, triggered by heavy rain this week in the Pacific Northwest.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
20 November 2012

Sandy helps drive truck tonnage down

Hurricane Sandy was partly responsible for driving intercity truck tonnage down an estimated 3.8% in October. after a decline of 0.4% in September.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
20 November 2012

California HSR bests latest legal challenge

In what is almost assuredly just one of a continuing wave of legal moves to terminate, block or otherwise alter California's plan to implement high speed rail, a judge has denied a request to block work filed by farming interests in the Central Valley.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012
20 November 2012

Sumitomo lands Midwest/Calif. HrSR order

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and federal officials on Monday announced that Sumitomo Corp. of America has been awarded a $352 million contract from California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for 130 railcars destined for higher-speed rail (HrSR) use in the U.S. Midwest and in California. ...
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
20 November 2012

AAR to STB: Consider nat gas competition for coal ...

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Monday it has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to initiate a rulemaking that would propose re-introducing indirect competition— specifically product and geographic competition for fuel used to generate power— as a factor to be ...
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