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Seattle Transit Blog reports ridership on the 1.3-mile Seattle South Lake Union Streetcar (SLUS) continues to grow, despite criticism that the initial segment is too short and was doomed to struggle. The blog says ridership so far this month (July 1 through 9) has topped 3,000 per weekday.

New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors Wednesday approved a “second and final phase” of construction for its Pennsauken Transit Center, establishing a transfer point between the company’s Atlantic City Line passenger rail service and its RiverLINE diesel light rail transit ( ...
MPL Technology, Inc. Wednesday introduced SpillX®, a new locomotive fueling system, to North American railroads that meets many of the 2000 AAR fueling committee’s goals for improved locomotive fueling processes. The company says the SpillX system connects to the existing fueli ...
Amtrak said Wednesday a video depicting the importance of railroad safety has been recognized by two independent awards programs for creative excellence. ...
When Hurricane Alex made landfall in central Mexico on June 30, 2010, Kansas City Southern de Mexico experienced severe flooding and loss of revenue. Parent Kansas City Southern announced Wednesday that it has settled its insurance claim for lost profits, property damages, and related expenses for $ ...
Construction will begin this Friday to restore Port of Miami on-dock rail capability courtesy of the Florida East Coast Railway. The $50 million project will rehabilitate a bridge damaged and by Hurricane Wilma in 2005, while construction of the Intermodal Rail Yard on Dodge Island will enable Miami ...
The short line tax credit will drive small railroad crosstie purchases to an estimated 4,063,0009 in 2011 compared to 2,878,000 in 2010, according to an updated forecast by the Railway Tie Association. ...
Amtrak Tuesday said it projects 30 million riders for fiscal year 2011, ending Sept. 30, the first time it has carried such a number in its 40-year history. ...
Noted railroad author, photographer, and historian William D. Middleton, a contributing editor to the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Rail Group publications Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures, and International Railway Journal for many years, died June 11 in Livonia, N.Y ...
In response to public comment collected last summer, new rail alignments have been developed in two sections in Virginia of the Southeast High Speed Rail project (SEHSR). The two areas affected are in Brunswick County, north of Alberta, Va., between the Nottoway River and Flat Rock Road (project S ...
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