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Three teams vie for Waterloo DBOM contract
Ontario province's Regional Municipality of Waterloo will evaluate three competing bids for a C$536 million (US$505 million) contract to build an initial 11.8-mile light rail transit line. All three bids…
U.S. intermodal up, carloads down, in latest week
U.S. freight traffic for the week ending Dec. 7, 2013 returned to a pattern seen most often in the first three quarters of the year, but not much recently: gains…
Holiday checks U.S. weekly freight traffic
Though U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gained ground for the month of November, the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday caused a decline in weekly traffic when measured against the same…
Gains again for U.S. freight rail traffic
Continuing its fourth-quarter rally, U.S. freight rail traffic rose during the week ending Nov. 16, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday,…
Another good week for U.S. freight rail traffic
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 9, 2013 continued to gain ground measured against a year ago, continuing a robust fourth-quarter surge, the Association of American Railroads…
AAR: Freight traffic up in latest week, month
U.S. freight traffic continued gaining ground in the week ending Nov. 2, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 7, capping significant and sustained gains registered during the…
Ottawa eyes rail link to airport
Ottawa officials plan to meet with their counterparts of the Ottawa International Airport Authority to ponder an airport-rail link for the Canadian national capital.
Good week for U.S. freight rail volume
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal volume both rose for the third straight week, and fourth week in the last five, during the week ending Oct. 26, 2013, the…
California clout heralds coal’s ultimate decline
Depending on your energy viewpoint, credit California—or blame it—for coal's very uncertain future as a primary energy source, or even the primary freight volume mainstay.
Ontario paying penalties to Bombardier
The back-and-forth decision-making involving the fate of Toronto's Scarborough Line rehabilitation has cost Ontario at least C$68 million (US$65 million) in contract costs, including penalties, claimed by Bombardier Transportation, a…
U.S., North American traffic rises, AAR says
North America’s largest railroads saw gains in both freight carload traffic and intermodal volume during the week ending Oct. 19, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Oct. 24.
U.S. freight traffic gains in latest week
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground during the week ending Oct. 12, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads…
Intermodal powers U.S. freight traffic gains
U.S. intermodal volume continued its winning ways in the week ending Oct. 5, 2013, while U.S. freight carload volume, improving in recent weeks, slipped, the Association of American Railroads said…
AAR: U.S. freight up for week, September overall
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Sept. 28, 2013 surpassed levels notched in the comparable week of 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported…
U.S. freight traffic resumes split mix
Reverting to a 2013 pattern it seemed destined to escape in recent weeks, U.S. freight traffic notched a mixed performance for the week ending Sept. 21, 2013, the Association of…
AAR: U.S. freight traffic gains again
Make it three weeks in a row, and the fourth week in the last five, that U.S. freight carload traffic increased when measured against the comparable week in 2012, according…
Six dead as bus hits VIA Rail Canada train
A double-decker OC Transpo bus struck a VIA Rail Canada passenger train at a fully protected grade crossing with functioning gates, lights, and bells in Ottawa, Wednesday morning, Sept. 18,…
Arrests anticipated in Lac-Megantic's wake
Quebec provincial law enforcement could begin making arrests soon due to the July 6 derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MMA) train in Lac-Megantic.
Second weekly gain in a row for U.S. traffic
For a second straight week – and the third time in the last four weeks – U.S. freight carload traffic gained ground when measured against the comparable period in 2012,…
AAR: Freight traffic up as August ends
All three large North American nations saw freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gain ground in the week ending Aug. 31, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept.…
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