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Friday, 11 November 2011
11 November 2011

Wood Energy expanding to new site

Wood Energy Group, a crosstie reclamation company, has announced plans to expand and relocate to a 10-acre site at Louisiana & Northwest Railroad’s Iron Bridge Road new transload facility in Gibsland, La. Wood Energy is a subsidiary of short line holding company Patriot Rail Corp. ...
Thursday, 10 November 2011
10 November 2011

Indiana Rail Road marks carload milestone

Indiana Rail Road Company Thursday celebrated a major milestone in its history as a regional railroad, officially moving its two-millionth carload of revenue freight at INRD’s Senate Avenue Terminal in Indianapolis. INRD officials, including company founder, President, and CEO Tom Hoback, w ...
Thursday, 10 November 2011
10 November 2011

CN and Coalspur eye export-coal agreement

Canadian National and Coalspur Mines Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a logistics supply chain to move export thermal coal from Coalspur’s Vista Coal Project near Hinton, Alberta, to western ports starting in 2015. ...
Thursday, 10 November 2011
10 November 2011

U.S. freight carload, intermodal gain

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Nov. 5, 2011, rose a healthy 3.4% over the comparable week of one year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume showed similar strength, up 3.5% for the week compared with one year ago. ...
Thursday, 10 November 2011
10 November 2011

Comptroller faults Metro-North overtime

In a 28-page report dated Nov. 9, addressed to now-departed Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli reports an audit “found that Hudson and Harlem Line Signal Construction Unit employees received costly and, in certain instanc ...
Thursday, 10 November 2011
10 November 2011

Germany/Poland metro duo eye streetcar

PTV AG, a German-based logistics company, says Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and neighboring Slubice, Poland, are planning to offer a cross-border tram route which would connect the two cities by 2015. A study entitled “VIATRAM Frankfurt (Oder)-Slubice” has endorsed the idea ...
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
09 November 2011

In Chicago, Bombardier cars debut

Chicago Transit Authority, joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Monday ceremonially unveiled the first new 5000-series rail cars, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, to be placed into regular revenue service. CTA says it is the first new equipment for CTA rail service since 1992. The c ...
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
09 November 2011

Transit sales tax OK

Voters in Durham County, N.C., Tuesday approved a sales tax for transit, a precursor to better bus service and a staging mechanism for light rail transit and regional (“commuter”) rail passenger service in the Triangle metropolitan area. The one-half cent transit levy rec ...
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
09 November 2011

Cincinnati streetcar survives anti-rail effort

A majority of Cincinnati voters Tuesday stood by current plans to reintroduce streetcars to the city, rejecting Issue 48, a ballot measure that would have banned any city funds to be spent on passenger rail implementation.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011
09 November 2011

Mica adjusts stance on Amtrak, NEC, HSR

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) on Tuesday said he no longer seeks privatization of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and will support efforts to bring the NEC up to true high speed rail standards. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee, addressing the U.S. High Speed Rail Associati ...
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