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fra-campaign-tags-grade-crossing-safety
March 03, 2015
As part of its ongoing effort to improve safety at railroad grade crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Monday, March 2, 2015 announced a first step in a new, multi-faceted campaign aimed at strengthening enforcement and safety awareness at...
st-louis-loop-trolley-sets-groundbreaking-date
March 03, 2015
March 12, 2015 is the groundbreaking date set by supporters of St. Louis Loop Trolley, making the beleaguered project a more likely reality after several setbacks and challenges to the proposed 2.2-mile route. Supporters said Tuesday, March 3, that officials and...
dot-grants-njt-more-superstorm-sandy-funds
March 03, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit about $147 million through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery, and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy, NJ Transit announced Monday, March, 2, 2015. The...
rail_insights
March 02, 2015
June 17 & 18, 2015  |  Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel  |  Chicago, IL Explore the challenges, issues, and trends affecting the North American rail market:  Is there enough rail capacity to handle America's growing economy? Obama killed the Keystone pipeline. What does this do for crude by rail...
transnet-financing-aids-big-locomotive-buy
March 02, 2015
South Africa's Transnet said Monday, March 2, 2015 it has concluded financing to acquire 1,064 locomotives, estimated to cost $4.3 billion, for its Transnet Freight Rail subsidiary, which were ordered from four suppliers one year ago. CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, China,...

2015-freight-car-deliveries-85000
March 01, 2015
Based upon a record backlog of nearly 143,000 units, Economic Planning Associates is projecting deliveries of 85,000 freight cars and intermodal platforms in...
railway-age-names-2015-short-line-regional-railroads-of-the-year
February 27, 2015
Railway Age magazine has named Palmetto Railways the 2015 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Reading & Northern Railroad its 2015 Regional Railroad of the...
mou-eases-twin-cities-lrt-squabble
February 27, 2015
The Metropolitan Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, announced a resolution, or at least a truce, over a proposed...
galveston-to-reboot-diesel-streetcar
February 27, 2015
Galveston, Tex.'s City Council, in a 6-to-1 vote Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, approved proceeding to re-establish the citys 6.8-mile diesel trolley car operation,...
m-1-rfp-seeks-detroit-streetcar-operator
February 26, 2015
M-1 streetcar representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 said the public-private organization has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an operator for...