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U.S. freight carload traffic notched “record gains” for the week ending April 2, 2011, up 5.7% over the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. The week’s carload total is the highest since late 2008, AAR said. ...
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations on Wednesday held a ceremony to commemorate the completion of rail improvements that will allow the company to move nearly 85% of the cars built in the Tennessee factory to the Volkswagen dealer network across North America. Both CSX an ...
The Association of American Railroads Thursday called on Congress to continue supporting grade-crossing safety programs, tax credits that help short line railroads remain competitive, and policies that encourage public-private partnerships for rail infrastructure as it considers reauthorization of t ...
Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Greenbrier Cos. Thursday reported a narrow net loss of $550,000, or 2 cents per share, for its fiscal second quarter ending Feb. 28, an improvement over a lost of $4.8 million, or 28 cents per share, in the second fiscal quarter of 2010. Revenue of $286.3 million was up in t ...
Plans to extend Edmonton’s light rail transit system 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) have received a C$497 million provincial funding boost from Alberta, according to Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel. The funding comes from Alberta’s Green Transit Incentives Program, also known as GreenTRIP. ...
Since the Department of Transportation announced the availability of an additional $2.4 billion for high speed rail projects last month—money granted to, and then rejected by, Florida—it has received more than 90 requests from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and ...
Thanks to a locomotive fuel tax deduction granted by the state, Union Pacific will move ahead in June with construction of a major new rail facility near Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  ...
Maine’s Department of Transportation on Tuesday said it has chosen Eastern Maine Railway as the new operator for 233 miles of state-owned right-of-way in the Penobscot and Aroostook counties, located in the northern portion of the state. The route once was owned by the Montreal, Maine and A ...
The Oklahoma City Council Tuesday approved a proposed route for its MAPS 3 streetcar line, with provisions for adjusting the route as conditions warrant. The proposed route runs in a four-mile loop, connecting the city’s midtown with Bricktown. "This represents about four mile ...
Houston’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County announced Wednesday it has awarded Siemens Industry, Inc. an $83 million contract for 19 S70 light rail vehicles, including spare parts, training, and manuals. ...
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