Union Pacific announced Friday that UP and UPS achieved a "perfect peak season" in 2011 by delivering 100% of UPS peak-season freight without a service failure.
Amtrak reportedly hopes to begin passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., along the south side of the James River, by the end of the year.
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 5.5% for the week ending Jan. 14 compared with the second week of 2011, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume also rose, up 7.4% for the week measured against the comparable period in 2011.
GATX Corp. Thursday reported higher railcar lease prices and continued high utilization as it released results for fourth-quarter 2011 and the full calendar year.
New York MTA Capital Construction (MTACC) says a study conducted by Parsons Brinckerhoff and reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found "no concerns that Second Avenue Subway construction is causing any danger to the public's health."