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Monday, 09 July 2012
09 July 2012

Amtrak touts NEC needs as HSR gathering looms

Timing its latest revision of plans for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to coincide with an international high speed rail conference this week in Philadelphia, Amtrak Monday released an updated vision of NEC HSR, estimating the cost at $151 billion.

Monday, 09 July 2012
09 July 2012

CN beefs up B.C. North Line capacity

Canadian National announced that it will build five extended sidings this year as part of a multiyear C$155 million program to expand capacity in the Edmonton, Alta.-Prince Rupert, B.C., corridor.

Members of the Arlington Transportation Commission in Virginia voted 10-0 last Thursday to support the proposed Columbia Pike Streetcar initiative, overshadowed in recent weeks by a second streetcar effort being advanced by Arlington County and neighboring Alexandria, Va.

Monday, 09 July 2012
09 July 2012

China acquires Bombardier tram technology

Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement providing CSR Puzhen, a subsidiary of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp. with a 10-year license to manufacture and sell 100% low-floor trams with Bombardier technology in China.

Monday, 09 July 2012
09 July 2012

U.S. freight carload volume sluggish again

U.S. intermodal volume continued its torrid 2012 pace for the week ending June 30, but U.S. freight carload traffic resumed falling short of 2011 volume, the Association of American Railroads reported. U.S. freight carload volume fell 2.5% compared with the same week last year; U.S. intermodal vo ...
Friday, 06 July 2012
06 July 2012

California legislature OKs state HSR effort

California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to approve (or retain) initial funding for the state's 700-mile high speed rail ...
Thursday, 05 July 2012
05 July 2012

Railroad Development Corp. wins legal battle

Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corp. Thursday said it "has prevailed in its five‐year international arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala brought under the Dominican Republic‐Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)."

Thursday, 05 July 2012
05 July 2012

Santa Ana streetcar funding options weighed

Orange County, Calif., transportation officials are weighing the practicality of expanding Interstate 405 capacity, while also considering a proposed streetcar system for  Santa Ana, the county seat.

Tuesday, 03 July 2012
03 July 2012

UP's Koraleski sees "slow, continual gro ...

Union Pacific President and CEO Jack Koraleski said Monday that he sees nothing "right now" to indicate the economy is softening, and added: "We see a slow, continual growth pattern."

Tuesday, 03 July 2012
03 July 2012

Caltrain testing real-time info system

Caltrain said Tuesday it will begin testing a Predictive Arrival/Departure System that will tell riders in real time when their train will arrive at the station and whether the train is on time.

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