Amtrak offers recommendation for Ohio “3C Corridor”

Amtrak has made its recommendation for optimal restoration of passenger rail service linking Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, including a preferred route for such “3C” service—something the Buckeye State has considered, and spurned,


Parsons lands Houston light rail DBOM contract

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), Houston, Tex., has awarded a multi-phase DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) contract worth $1.46 billion to Parsons for a significant expansion of its light rail system.  METRO’s

R.J. Corman buys Railpower assets

Nicholasville, Ky.-based R.J. Corman Railroad Group LLC is acquiring most of the assets of Brossard, Que.-based locomotive manufacturer Railpower Technologies Corp. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Railpower, which has

U.S. freight traffic still struggling

U.S. carload freight traffic for the week ended April 25 remained lower than the comparable week one year ago, down 22.4%, according to the Association of American Railroads. AAR noted traffic rose

Train accidents decline along with traffic

Along with a sharp drop in railroad traffic came a corresponding decline in accidents and incidents in this year’s first two months. Preliminary statistics posted Friday by the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of

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KCS reports a loss for its first quarter

Kansas City Southern Thursday reported it lost $7.5 million, or 8 cents per share, in its first quarter, hurt by declining volume, declining fuel surcharge revenue, and $11 million in nonrecurring charges.

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KCSM now serves Toluca

Kansas City Southern is adding intermodal rail service to Puerta México, a new multi-modal facility in Toluca, México. Operated by Ports America, Puerta México is located on KCS’ International Intermodal Corridor and

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New York MTA budget deficit balloons

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its estimated deficit for the current year has increased by $621 million since the MTA board approved a budget in December that was designed to