August 1, 2014

HONOLULU — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is preparing to unseal competitive bids for the construction of the first nine stations of the elevated rail system, and executives fea... Read more
SEATTLE — Sound Transit has selected the preferred location for a new light rail maintenance facility and operations headquarters in Bellevue as it plans for the expansion of the Link light rail... Read more
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CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Rail Canada Traffic Controllers have reached a tentative six-year labour agreement covering approximately 135 employe... Read more
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DARIEN, Conn. — Genesee & Wyoming Inc. reports continued growth in the second quarter. Total operating revenues increased 3.5 percent to $414.6 million, adjusted income from operations incre... Read more
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NEW YORK — The Long Island Rail Road plans to restore weekend service on the West Hempstead Branch, along with several other service improvements, as part of a new $3.4 million proposal. Weekend... Read more
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate approved a transportation funding extension bill late Thursday night, the Washington Post reports. The $11 billion bill, which must still be signed by President... Read more
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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — During the second quarter 2014, PBF Energy offloaded about 116,600 barrels per day of rail-delivered crude oil through its East Coast system, of which 41,400 barrels per day w... Read more
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DUMFRIES, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined a host of federal, state, local, and railroad officials this week at the Potomac Shores master-planned community in the groundbreaking fo... Read more
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HOWELL, Mich. — The Steam Railroading Institute, in partnership with the Great Lakes Central Railroad, will offer hour-long rides Aug. 16-17 during the Howell Melon Festival. The trains will use... Read more
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OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific's board of directors voted today to increase the quarterly dividend on the company's common shares by 10 percent to 50 cents per share. The increased dividend is... Read more
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CHICAGO — GATX Corp. reports 2014 second quarter net income of $53.1 million or $1.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $35.1 million or $0.74 per diluted share in the second quarter ... Read more
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SUDBURY, Ontario — VIA Rail Canada has assumed operation of the passenger train service between Sudbury and White River as of July 29, 2014. The trains' operation was previously sub-contracted ... Read more
EL PASO, Texas — A joint Chinese-Mexican venture revealed this week might bring rails from the Pacific Ocean to the international border opposite Union Pacific's newly opened terminal and interm... Read more
TUCUMCARI, N.M. — Union Pacific has reopened its former Rock Island-Southern Pacific "Golden State" main line via Tucumcari following a washout Wednesday. The washout, in a remote location on t... Read more
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CHICAGO — Metra is a sponsor of the 2014 Global Level Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention Symposium, a conference that will bring experts from around the world together to exchange informa... Read more
Downeaster Brian Benson
PORTLAND, Maine — Amtrak's Downeaster route has finished its worst month for train cancellations in its 13-year history, WCSH-TV reports. The trains on-time performance normally runs about 80 pe... Read more
KCS Steve Schmollinger
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Southern has made several organizational changes within the operations department of its U.S. property. Mike Naatz has been promoted from senior vice president an... Read more
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – For generations, the annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows train has been a highly anticipated occasion for fairgoers and lovers of Americana. The movement of colorful fre... Read more
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