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U.S. carload freight traffic rose 1.9% during the week ending March 26, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association o f American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, 5.7%, compared with the same week a year ago. ...
Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transport agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, has purchased a section of CN’s Kingston Subdivision rail line, used primarily for regional and intercity rail operations in eastern Toronto, for C$299 million. The segment acquired runs from east ...
A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has begun mining the second (east) tunnel for New York City’s Second Avenue Subway. Starting again from 92nd Street, the machine has begun carving a tunnel will be 7,800 feet in length, largely (but not exclusively) through Manhattan schist. The TBM previously min ...
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has received an order from the Government of South Australia for the supply and maintenance of 22 Bombardier 25kV 3-car electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains. The contract is valued at approximately A$269 million, or about US$278 million. ...
Ontario and the city of Toronto Thursday planned to announce a revised C$12.4 billion plan to extend the Toronto Transit Commission’s Sheppard subway line in two directions, and to build a new Eglinton light rail line from Jane Street to Kennedy Station. The province will spend $8. ...
Ontario’s legislature Wednesday, in a 68-9 vote, passed a law banning Toronto Transit Commission workers from striking, declaring TTC to be an essential service. The move came even as the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113’s contract with TTC ends Thursday at midnight. ...
Officials in Fort Worth, Tex.—perhaps eyeing nearby Dallas’s determination to expand passenger rail opportunities—have noted their city ranks among the lowest in U.S. public transit use, and are calling for expedited action in adding rail to the city’s mix. Fort W ...
BNSF Railway on Wednesday said it has released four new mobile applications that enable customers to manage their BNSF shipments on their smart phones. The new applications— Unit Trace, Switch and Release, Coal Train Tracing and Driver Lot Location (DLL)— are now available on the new BNS ...
30 March 2011

FTA OKs TriMet

Portland, Ore.’s TriMet said Tuesday the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved its planned 7.3-mile MAX light rail transit extension to suburban Milwaukie. The approval moves the project into final design phase, which will last about a year. ...
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has announced the availability of seven (7) undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance. REMSA says the scholarships this year include two $5,000 President’s Scholarships and five individual scholarships at $2,000 each. ...
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