U S Railroad News 2011-09-01 21:05:00

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAHOOD ANNOUNCES $34 MILLION TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION AT ONE OF THE LARGEST RAIL BOTTLENECKS IN AMERICA

FasTracks to get $1 billion in federal fundskwgn.comDENVER — Efforts to expand light rail and commuter rail service across metro Denver will receive a major boost when US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces a funding award of $1.03 billion on Wednesday. The infusion of federal funds will help …

Amtrak to restore Washington-Boston serviceReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amtrak has completed cleanup and repairs from Hurricane Irene and plans to restore most service for its primary trains in the Northeast on Wednesday. Amtrak said on Tuesday that engineering teams had finished work on signals and …

Port Jervis rail line closed; repairs may take monthsThe Journal News LoHud.comSUFFERN — Sloatsburg and Orange County rail riders will have to find another place to catch the train because the Port Jervis line has been shut down as a result of massive damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene. The closure could last months and …

RailAmerica secures new $75 million line of creditJacksonville Business JournalThe short-line railroad operator (NYSE: RA), based in Jacksonville, also said in a news release that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of the company’s common stock. The new line of credit replaces RailAmerica’s …

Indiana Rail Road begins to build locomotive shopProgressive Rail Roading(INRD) and Indiana Department of Transportation officials broke ground for a $6 million locomotive maintenance facility in Jasonville, Ind. To be located at INRD’s Hiawatha Yard, the facility is part of the 500-mile regional’s record capital spending …

CSX plans $59 million Ohio expansionBizjournals.com (blog)CSX Corp. is expanding its Ohio operations, spending $59 million to grow its operations in the Columbus area. This comes after the company also bought 47 acres next to the new SunCoke Energy Inc. facility in Middletown earlier this year. US Sen. …

Railroads continue to restore service post-Hurricane IreneProgressive Rail RoadingCSX Transportation’s freight operations “are moving steadily toward full recovery,” and commuter train service in the Washington, DC, and Boston areas was restored yesterday. Power outages in several areas required the Class I to use generators to …

AAR sues US governmentifw-net.comThe Association of American Railroads (AAR) is suing the federal government for giving Amtrak the “authority to promulgate binding rules governing the conduct of its contractual partners, the freight railroads.” AAR said such authority, …