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hntb-baton-rouge-new-orleans-passenger-train-would-serve-14-million
April 16, 2014
A study by HNTB Corp. for regional transit organizations and mayors in Louisiana says that a new passenger train service linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge on existing freight trackage, with intermediate stops and beginning as twice-daily trips, could ultimately...
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April 16, 2014
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) analysts are recommending two contractors be selected to construct the Downtown Regional Connector, improving connections among LA's subway and light rail lines. The LACMTA report, released Tuesday, April 15, 2014, recommends awarding a $927...
csx-1q-earnings-slip-but-beat-street
April 16, 2014
CSX Corp. announced late Tuesday, April 15, 2014 first-quarter net earnings of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, down from $462 million, or 45 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013. But that still beat Wall Street...
judicial-decision-aids-san-antonio-streetcar
April 16, 2014
VIA Metropolitan Transit officials in San Antonio, Tex., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, welcomed a judicial ruling that any appeal of a decision to use bonds to build a new multimodal station, to be used by streetcars among other modes,...
gtrta-selects-protracker-for-roadway-worker-protection
April 15, 2014
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has selected Protran Technology’s Protracker System for roadway worker protection. A multiple APTA Safety Gold Award recipient, GCRTA was one of the first rail transit systems to implement new technology with a roadway...

kcs-to-stockholders-be-prepared
April 15, 2014
Legislation introduced in late 2013 in Mexico’s House of Deputies to amend certain provisions in the Mexican Regulatory Railroad Service Law could have “a...
mpo-backs-smart-larkspur-addition
April 15, 2014
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has maintained that success of its passenger rail startup in its California namesake counties was ultimately linked to...
stb-bnsf-kcs-up-mediation-mandatory
April 15, 2014
The Surface Transportation Board is directing BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Union Pacific to "Engage in mandatory mediation to resolve" the...
April 15, 2014
WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships...
stv-guides-ns-ohio-yard-expansion
April 14, 2014
STV Group, Inc. said Monday, April 14, 2014 it has helped guide a major expansion at Norfolk Southern's Bellevue Yard in Ohio, which when completed "will make...