The U.S. Senate has voted 67-32 to consider a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure package, following a compromise by President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators on key provisions, including $39 billion for public transit and $66 billion for passenger and freight rail.
Author: Marybeth Luczak
“Our ability to deliver sustainable, profitable growth has never been stronger,” Canadian Pacific (CP) President and CEO Keith Creel said during the railroad’s second-quarter 2021 earnings announcement.
Priority funding consideration is being made for the Edmonton Capital Line South LRT extension project’s first phase, according to Infrastructure Canada. In addition, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in Texas has launched a pilot program providing qualified riders with half-price fares.
For the week ending July 24, 2021, total U.S. rail traffic came in at 503,219 carloads and intermodal units, growing 4.6% from the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on July 28.
Victoria County (Texas) Navigation District has selected TNW Corp. to provide rail operations for the Port of Victoria (POV) and to co-develop a planned multi-modal logistics facility.
Class III common carrier East Chicago Rail Terminal has teamed with sister company East Chicago Transload to launch switching services and transloading at one northwest Indiana location.
Norfolk Southern (NS) in second-quarter 2021 delivered “another solid performance of sequential operating ratio improvement,” Chairman, President and CEO James A. Squires said July 28 during an earnings announcement. Revenue and volume rebounded from last year, he reported, up 34% and 25%, respectively.
Spring, Tex.-based Industrial Networks (INet) has added an operations management platform to its suite of rail yard management tools for railroads and railcar repair shops.
California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) will boost COASTER regional/commuter rail service between Oceanside and downtown San Diego this October. Also, Sound Transit, the city of Shoreline and King Conservation District have partnered to “re-green” the Lynnwood Link light rail corridor under construction in Shoreline, Wash.
The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved Norfolk Southern’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target, which aligns with the Paris Agreement on climate change.