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Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

Freight car market continues upward climb

Freight car builders and component suppliers have good reason to look at 2012 and beyond with renewed optimism and real confidence. That’s because, according to the most recent figures released by Economic Planning Associates, carbuilders received orders for no fewer than 89,073 cars and interm ...
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

APTA cheers action on transport bill

Though conflicting concepts on the future of U.S. ground transportation are part of the process, the American Public Transportation Association is encouraged by action by both houses of Congress to renew federal surface transportation funding, APTA said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

AAR: Big truck threat looms again

Legislation designed to fix the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure will actually accelerate road and bridge damage and trigger an increase in taxpayer subsidies to the trucking industry, the Association of American Railroads said Tuesday, pointing to language in a House bill that ...
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

New crossover for The Tide in Norfolk

Hampton Roads Transit will add a new crossover on The Tide light rail transit system. To facilitate construction this weekend, LRT service will be suspended between Harbor Park and EVMC/Ft. Norfolk stations during construction the weekend of Feb. 4-5.

Wednesday, 01 February 2012
01 February 2012

Next LRT proposal surfaces in Florida

Florida’s Pinellas County Project Advisory Committee on Monday formally adopted a proposal to build 24 miles of light rail transit linking St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, and Gateway.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
31 January 2012

Basel taps Bombardier for 60 FLEXITY trams

Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday it will deliver up to 60 FLEXITY trams to Basel, Switzerland’s Transport Authority (BVB). Bombardier notes it is the largest order placed by BVB in the agency’s 116-year history. The contract is worth roughly $241 million.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
31 January 2012

FTA nudges Milwaukee streetcar project forward

The Federal Transit Administration Monday gave the city of Milwaukee environmental approval for an initial streetcar line. City Engineer Jeff Polenske said FTA had issued a “finding of no significant impact” (FONSI) for the proposed route.

Monday, 30 January 2012
30 January 2012

Class I’s to boost investment, hiring

The Association of American Railroads says the nation’s major freight railroads are projected to invest a record $13 billion in capital expenditures in 2012 to expand, upgrade, and enhance the nation’s freight rail network.

Monday, 30 January 2012
30 January 2012

Calif. governor: Cap-and-trade to fund HSR

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday the state’s 700-mile high speed rail project will cost far less than the state's current estimate of nearly $100 billion, and also said that environmental fees paid by carbon producers will be a source of funding.

Saturday, 28 January 2012
28 January 2012

CSX, NASCAR’s Regan Smith “Play it Safe”

CSX Transportation has partnered with Furniture Row Racing and the No. 78 Chevrolet Impala driven by Regan Smith in NASCAR’s top-tier Sprint Cup Series as an associate sponsor for the 2012 season. The sponsorship program is built around CSX’s “Play it Safe” highway/railroad grade crossing ...
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