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Ottawa’s City Council Thursday unanimously approved a revised C$2.1 billion light rail transit plan for a 12.5-kilometer (7.7-mile) route between Tunney's Pasture and Blair Road via a downtown tunnel along Queen Street. The revised plan focused on keeping the project cost at C$2.1 b ...

TheBoard of Directors also approved a 12 cents per share quarterly dividend on thecompany’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2011, toshareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 31, 2011.

 

--> CSX Corp. says it will increase its capital investment for 2011 to $2.2 billion, up from the previously announced $2 billion. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic fell 3.2% in the week ending July 9, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume also fell, though a more modest 0.2%, for the week. ...
As Railroad Day on Capitol Hill unfolded Thursday, business and labor leaders, government officials, and rail industry employees representing more than 350,000 American workers from around the country canvassed Capitol Hill in support of policies that enable the freight rail industry to creat ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is scheduled to attend a groundbreaking ceremony next Monday, July 18, in Orlando to initiate construction of central Florida’s SunRail commuter train project. ...
This summer’s proposal by Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) to privatize Amtrak would violate the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says. Though Mica’s proposal has seemed unlikely to gain traction in Congress this year, particul ...

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. ...
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