Campaigning for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is advancing the concept of high speed rail to connect Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Hutchison cited her support
Public transit ridership in the United States was down 3.8% for the first nine months of 2009, according to the American Public Transportation Association, but light rail systems in seven cities posted an increase.
Connecticut’s Bond Commission will vote at its next meeting January 8 whether to supply $26 million in funding as the state share to expand double-tracking of Amtrak’s New Haven-to-Springfield line, an offshoot
AECOM Technology Corp. has been awarded a US$20 million contract by Edmonton, Alberta, to provide program management services for the city’s light rail transit extension from downtown Edmonton to the Northern Alberta
MTA New York City Transit is installing a real-time customer information system that it says will "take the guesswork out of waiting for a train." Now under final testing in five stations along
The Association of American Railroads reports that in the week ended Dec. 19, freight volume on U.S. railroads was slightly ahead of 2008 but remained sharply down from 2007. The AAR estimated total volume at
Wabtec Corp. has agreed to pay Faiveley Transport Malmo AB $3.9 million, the result of an arbitration ruling, received Dec. 24, involving claims filed against Wabtec by a Swedish subsidiary of Faiveley Transport.
For his role in completing the transformation of Canadian National from troubled Crown corporation to an internationally acclaimed private railway, departing CN President and CEO E. Hunter Harrison Tuesday received the warm
Bombardier Transportation and AB Transitio have agreed on the delivery of 11 three-car Bombardier CONTESSA trains valued $137 million, with an option for an additional five trains. The trains will be leased by Swedish
AnsaldoBreda said Tuesday it has been awarded a five-year contract worth $54 million to upgrade 143 light rail vehicles for San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI), part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation
For railroad suppliers who are wondering how BNSF Railway’s large capital improvement programs will fare under new ownership, there’s reassuring news in the transcript of an in-house interview between Warren Buffett and BNSF CEO Matt
A formal groundbreaking Monday marked construction of Toronto’s Sheppard East light rail extension of roughly 8.4 miles along Sheppard Avenue from the Don Mills subway station. Sheppard East LRT is being billed as the
Chicago-based FreightCar America, Inc. announced Sunday that Chief Executive Officer Christian Ragot had stepped down from his post “by mutual consent.” Edward Whalen will succeed Ragot; Whalen joined FreightCar America as one of
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Jay H. Walder Monday in announcing completion of the first phase of the Number 7 subway extension at
Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. said its subsidiary RaiLink Canada Ltd. has closed on a transaction with Canadian Pacific to terminate its lease of the Ottawa Valley Railway (OVR) line. Under the terms
Ontario’s provincial government has committed C$600 million (US$568 million) toward Ottawa’s C$2.1 billion (US$2.0 billion) transit expansion project, most likely involving light rail transit. The C$2.1 billion is part of a C$6.6
Ansaldo STS USA says it has been awarded an $11.9 million subcontract agreement with Mass Electric Construction Co. as a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) “Rehabilitation of Red
The Association of American Railroads reported that total freight traffic remained down from 2008 levels for the week ending Dec. 12, 2009, though on the intermodal side there was a slight increase in container volume.
Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen on Thursday ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the BNSF Railway that gives them wage increases totaling 11% over the five-year life of the contract.
RailComm has successfully commissioned a Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s diesel multiple-unit (DMU) rail service in Austin, Tex. The Track Warrant Control portion of the system was launched just 32 days from the signed Notice to Proceed.