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Railway Transportation

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  • Iowa Pacific wants to improve service on Hoosier State Line

    Iowa Pacific railroad is aiming to improve service for passengers after it takes over a passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago next month. The company secured a bid in a partnership with Amtrak for the Hoosier State Line after the Indiana...
  • Gary/Chicago International Airport runway expansion still on track

    Gary/Chicago International Airport runway expansion still on track
    The Gary/Chicago International Airport is putting some of the finishing touches on its runway expansion project as it remains on schedule for a June 25 opening. The $174.1 million runway project sought to add 1,900 feet to the existing 7,000-foot...
  • CSX delivers 11 percent more 1Q profit by controlling costs

    CSX Corp.'s first-quarter profit grew 11 percent as it benefited from lower fuel costs, and the railroad announced plans Tuesday to repurchase $2 billion of stock. CSX reported $442 million in net income, or 45 cents per share, in the first quarter....
  • Tri-Rail falters in first week of dispatching

    Tri-Rail falters in first week of dispatching
    Some Tri-Rail passengers faced delays up to an hour almost every day last week, an embarassing start to the agency's much anticipated takeover of dispatching its own trains. Officials say a combination of issues were to blame, including: •Track...
  • Bill to study crude oil shipments in Maryland stalled in Senate

    Bill to study crude oil shipments in Maryland stalled in Senate
    A bill that would have required the Maryland Department of the Environment to study the risks of increasingly common crude oil rail shipments through the state has stalled in the Senate after passing in the House, and will not move forward. The Senate...
  • Train derailment spills dry ammonia in Colorado; no one hurt

    Officials are cleaning up after seven rail cars carrying dry ammonia fertilizer overturned in downtown Colorado Springs. About 70 residents in the city south of Denver were asked to remain indoors following the accident Sunday night. Powdered ammonia can...
  • Wally Ely: Trolley service could be a boon to downtown Allentown

    When my friend Rick Geho suggested to me some time back that Allentown needed and deserved a downtown trolley line, I dismissed the thought as wishful thinking. Later information that has come to my attention indicates that Rick was probably right....
  • York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now

    York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now
    After several years of York County officials asking railroad company CSX to repair erosion near two culverts that run under CSX's track at the Poquoson River headwaters, and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, CSX has completed a long-awaited two-...
  • FBI offers $300,000 reward 20 years after train derailment

    The FBI announced a $310,000 reward Friday for information leading to an arrest for the sabotage of an Amtrak train that derailed in the Arizona desert nearly 20 years ago. The Sunset Limited passenger train plunged into a dry gulch killing a crewman and...
  • Wyoming man steals train, goes on joyride, gets probation

    A Wyoming man who stole a train from a coal mine and took it for a joyride because he was mad at his boss was sentenced Friday to serve probation and pay restitution. Derek Skyler Brux, 22, will be on supervised release for five years and pay over $63,...
  • Schumer: More inspectors needed for railroad bridges

    Sen. Chuck Schumer says the U.S. needs more inspectors to properly inspect privately owned train bridges. The Democrat told reporters Thursday that he has written to the Federal Railroad Administration urging the hiring of additional inspectors. Most of...