Cincinnati weighs next streetcar phase

A Cincinnati City Council majority approved a motion introduced Wednesday, March 11, 2015, that directs Mayor John Cranley’s administration to explore what’s needed for the next phase of the Cincinnati streetcar project.

AAR lauds Transport Canada tank car proposal

Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger responded late Wednesday, March 11, 2015, to Transport Canada’s proposed TC-117 tank car standard.

Amtrak honors Joe Szabo with Chicago dedication

Amtrak on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 dedicated its Chicago railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center, “in recognition of Szabo’s contributions to the advancement of intercity passenger rail travel and railroad safety in the United States,” according to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).

U.S. intermodal rebounds as March begins

U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending March 7, 2015 gained ground, ending a three-week slump and aiding overall U.S. freight traffic for the week, the Association of American Railroads said Wednesday, March 11.

CN: Record pace seen for Western Canadian grain

Canadian National on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 noted that “[s]even months into the current 2014-15 crop year, CN continues its record-setting pace of Western Canadian grain shipments.“

Honolulu rail station bids run high again

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) unsealed bids Tuesday, March 10, 2015, for rail station construction of its 20-mile rapid transit line, and found targeted costs running higher than anticipated.

Thrice is nice

Treat customers right. Trust your employees. Work with partners. Go get business. Reading & Northern sticks to a three-decade formula of success. 

New name, expanded game plan

Take three small railroads, add acres of intermodal transfer capability, mix with marketing, and get ready for dynamic change in South Carolina’s key port city, courtesy of Palmetto Railways.

Entrepreneurial railroader

From branch line to blockbuster, the Indiana Rail Road story is largely that of one man’s visionary leadership: Founder and chief executive Thomas G. Hoback.

Mechanical Rubber Products buys Prestige Rubber

Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J.