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The trends, both good and bad, continue for U.S. freight traffic ending the week of May 12, 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 5.2% from levels recorded in the same week one year ago, while U.S. intermodal volume notched another weekly ...
Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

Operation Lifesaver warns photographers on safety

Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.

Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

Pact eases way for Charlotte LYNX extension

Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor moved a big step forward Wednesday with the announcement that the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR), the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), and Norfolk Southern Corp. had si ...
Thursday, 17 May 2012
17 May 2012

CP’s Green, five directors step down from Board

In a sweeping move, Canadian Pacific early Thursday announced not only the departure of President and CEO Fred Green—a move widely expected—but also the declaration of six existing directors not to stand for re-election. Green's departure was effective "immediately"; he also will not stand fo ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
16 May 2012

PB lands British "twin" rail systems con ...

Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has been awarded two significant contracts covering design of both high speed and 'conventional' railway systems for Britain's second high speed rail line, linking Birmingham and London's Euston Station.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012
16 May 2012

GO Transit sets summer weekend Barrie service

On June 23, GO Transit will begin running a summer weekend GO Train service pilot along its Barrie line, which runs north from Toronto toward Lake Simcoe. This service pilot will operate on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between June 23 and September 3, GO Transit says.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

STB OKs reopening Adirondack rail route

The Surface Transportation Board on May 14 approved a request by Iowa Pacific Holdings to reopen a rail route deep in Adirondack State Park, N.Y., dismissing protests from an environmental group seeking to block reactivation.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

APTA: Fluctuating fuel prices spur transit use

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) Tuesday released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

TUV Rheinland celebrates 140th anniversary

TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

FRA notes Downeaster expansion milestone

Amtrak's Downeaster expansion reached a milestone Monday with the official completion of new station platforms in Brunswick and Freeport, Me., which have not seen passenger rail service since 1959.

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