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Auto congestion remains a major problem within most U.S. statistical metropolitan areas, and it remains a problem even though average total vehicle travel has fallen below levels reached in 2005. ...
Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas G. Hoback, along with Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Michael Cline, on Monday broke ground for a $6 million locomotive maintenance facility that the railroad says will improve efficiency and environme ...

Though Amtrak resumed service on the southern end of theNEC, the Maryland Transit Administration warned its passengers to plan fordelays Monday morning on its MARC Penn Line, linking the nation’s capital andBaltimore, which uses the NEC. All other services, including light rail, wereoperating with some modifications as MARC operated in “storm recovery mode.”

Philadelphia, which like New York shut down its entire railtransit system due to weather for the first time in history, had its light railtransit and bus lines in operation Monday (some were back in service Sunday);SEPTA regional rail services had not yet resumed service on  Monday morning, but a SEPTA notice saidresumption would occur, though “with delays and occasional disruptions.”

In Massachusetts, MBTA, unlike many other operators, at first attempted to keep operating despite storm conditions, but early Sunday cancelled many services. MBTA on Monday said its services were back in operation, with residual problems on the T's Green Line’s Riverside branch. 

 

 

 

--> Despite gloomy predictions of no service whatsoever for Monday morning commutes up and down the Northeast seaboard, passenger rail services were slowly being added, though much service remained unavailable. Among the earlier service restorations: PATH, the bistate rail service linking ...
Modest gains occurred in U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 20, the Association of American Railroads reported. U.S. freight carload traffic rose 1.1% measured against the comparable week in 2010, while U.S. intermodal volume rose a similar 1.0%. ...
Amtrak Thursday evening said it was canceling some of its long-distance trains south of Washington, D.C., beginning Friday and lasting throughout the weekend, due to the approach of Hurricane Irene. ...
Norfolk Southern on Thursday was preparing for the possible impact of Category 3 Hurricane Irene. The railroad posted the following notice on its web site: ...
RailComm on Wednesday said it has been ranked by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. ...
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The Association of American Railroads says it is suing the federal government for giving Amtrak the “authority to promulgate binding rules governing the conduct of its contractual partners, the freight railroads.” Such authority, bestowed to Amtrak by Congress, gives the ...
The Justice Department says Minnesota Transit Constructors Inc. falsified claims related to work performed by disadvantage businesses involved with construction of Minneapolis’ Hiawatha light rail. Minnesota Transit Constructors has agreed to pay $4.6 million to resolve the ...
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida East Coast Railway reportedly is in talks with the Sunshine State officials hoping FEC will assume management and operations of ver South Florida Tri-Rail regional rail operations. ...
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