USA Railroad News Tuesday 21st April 2015

CP posts record profit, operating ratio in 1Q 2015

New York City’s subways see highest ridership in 65 years

CN 1Q profit rises, will boost infrastructure investment
(•Canadian Pacific Railway ((NYSE:CNI) -4.0%) trades lower on heavy volume despite posting a record profit for Q1 as cost-cutting measures took hold.
•Revenue was up across transport category types with the exception of coal.
•Weak guidance across the railroad sector has created some selling pressure.
•Previously: Canadian National Railway beats by C$0.01, beats on revenue (April 20)
From SA Breaking News)

KCS posts first-quarter 2015 revenue decrease, net profit increase

FRA issues grant for Amtrak service expansions in California

Sens. Schumer, Blumenthal propose shorter extension of PTC deadline

Northeast Corridor agencies debut five-year capital improvement plan

NJ Transit proposes 9 percent fare hike


Transportation Research Board

Integrating Aviation and Passenger Rail Planning

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 118: Integrating Aviation and Passenger Rail Planning explores planning options, funding challenges, and potential actions to improve integration of rail services with airports, particularly in congested corridors.

The report has an accompanying CD-ROM that includes an Air/Rail Diversion model. A User Guide provides direction in applying the model to evaluate different scenarios and a Technical Appendix provides supplemental information for the model.

The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image…