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The Federal Transit Administration Tuesday announced $25.7 million in grant money through the Alternative Analysis grant program for 24 applicants to help evaluate and select the best options for new or expanded transit systems in their communities. FTA says it reviewed 67 applications from 30 ...
Canadian National has completed construction of the first major rail connection resulting from its acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. CN said the C$5 million connection at Griffith, Ind., creates a direct route for CN freight trains moving between Kirk Yard in Gary, Ind., and poin ...
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Tuesday it has shipped a second batch of its award-winning PowerHaul Locomotives to customer Freightliner Group Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The five locomotives, part of a 30-unit order, were manufactured at GE’s Erie plant, and will join the first batch ...
The House of Representatives Tuesday approved by voice vote House Resolution H.R. 5809, a five-year extension of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The bill already was approved by the Senate Dec. 16, and is expected to be signed by President Obama, according to the Maryland-based ...
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday announced that the state and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement presaging the return of daily intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., for the first time since 1977, using part of NS' Heartland Corridor between Petersburg and Norfolk. Amtrak s ...
The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) says Ohio will enhance its freight traffic importance with the signing of a series of agreements that allows engineering and construction to get under way on a key portion of the $183 million, multi-state CSX National Gateway project. ...
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company has chosen RMI’s Railway Daily Operations Control Systems (RailDOCS®) to manage monthly FRA compliance and preventive maintenance for communications and signaling assets. RMI Business Services will lead the RailDOCS implementation for KCS and act ...
Passage by both houses of Congress of the controversial tax-cut bill, to be signed by President Obama, includes the Section 45G short line tax credit sought by the American Short Line & Regional Rail Association (ASLRRA). The credit will apply to fiscal years 2010 and 2011, according to ASLRRA V ...
The results of the 2010 NR ...
Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority said Friday it “has reached a settlement with CAF USA, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Spanish Firm Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.) over two disputed contracts for the construction of light rail cars for its North and Southeast Corrido ...
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