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The RRIF program was conceived to support more direct, local rail service. But such service may be in retreat.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to apply for the $2.38 billion in high speed rail funding that Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected. The money would permit the extension of extenda starter Central Valley segment of a planned 800-mile system.

Union Pacific is inviting rail industry suppliers and other interested parties to a High-Speed Rail General Contractor and Sub-Contractor Information Session, scheduled for April 20 at Chicago’s Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.), third floor, Festival Hall A, Room 301, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Centr ...
U.S. carload freight traffic rose 1.9% during the week ending March 26, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association o f American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, 5.7%, compared with the same week a year ago. ...
Metrolinx, Ontario’s regional transport agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, has purchased a section of CN’s Kingston Subdivision rail line, used primarily for regional and intercity rail operations in eastern Toronto, for C$299 million. The segment acquired runs from east ...
A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has begun mining the second (east) tunnel for New York City’s Second Avenue Subway. Starting again from 92nd Street, the machine has begun carving a tunnel will be 7,800 feet in length, largely (but not exclusively) through Manhattan schist. The TBM previously min ...
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has received an order from the Government of South Australia for the supply and maintenance of 22 Bombardier 25kV 3-car electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains. The contract is valued at approximately A$269 million, or about US$278 million. ...
Ontario and the city of Toronto Thursday planned to announce a revised C$12.4 billion plan to extend the Toronto Transit Commission’s Sheppard subway line in two directions, and to build a new Eglinton light rail line from Jane Street to Kennedy Station. The province will spend $8. ...
Ontario’s legislature Wednesday, in a 68-9 vote, passed a law banning Toronto Transit Commission workers from striking, declaring TTC to be an essential service. The move came even as the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113’s contract with TTC ends Thursday at midnight. ...
Officials in Fort Worth, Tex.—perhaps eyeing nearby Dallas’s determination to expand passenger rail opportunities—have noted their city ranks among the lowest in U.S. public transit use, and are calling for expedited action in adding rail to the city’s mix. Fort W ...
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