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ZTR BOA™-WS has no constrictions ZTR Control Systems’ new BOA™-WS (Bolt-on Adhesion™-Excitation/Wheel Slip Control System) is designed to boost tractive effort on EMD Dash-2 locomotives without replacing the entire Dash-2 control system.
Indiana(polis) spat may sink Hoosier State Amtrak's Hoosier State, linking Indianapolis with Chicago four days a week, may be terminated due to the state capital's reluctance to provide operating funding support.
First Avenue streetcar to unite two Seattle routes The Seattle City Council on Monday, July 21, 2014, approved a First Avenue streetcar alignment that will seam together operations, the existing South Lake Union Streetcar and the similarly named First Hill streetcar, where construction has been nearly completed prior to the line's opening later this year.
U.S. freight traffic gains again in latest week U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending July 19, 2014 advanced yet again, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, July 24, with Canadian rail traffic and Mexican carload traffic also increasing, and only Mexican intermodal failing to gain ground.
“Record results” for Wabtec in 2Q Wabtec Corp. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, reported "record results" for its second quarter.

Breaking News

zafar-alikhan-joins-parsons-brinckerhoff
July 30, 2014
Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Alikhan will manage transit projects in Southern California, including light rail, bus rapid transit, and streetcars. Alikhan has more...
ztr-boa™-ws-has-no-constrictions
July 30, 2014
ZTR Control Systems’ new BOA™-WS (Bolt-on Adhesion™-Excitation/Wheel Slip Control System) is designed to boost tractive effort on EMD Dash-2 locomotives without replacing the entire Dash-2 control system. “The BOA™-WS system is designed to integrate into the Dash-2 system with minimal installation...
tfl-extends-fare-collection-contract-with-cubic
July 30, 2014
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system. The contract is a continuation of the partnership between TfL...
kcsr-reorganizes-operating-department
July 29, 2014
Kansas City Southern has made organizational changes within the operations department of its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR). Mike Naatz (pictured) has been promoted from Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer to Senior Vice President Operations...
cubic-awarded-wmata-smartrip®-contract
July 29, 2014
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded an $8 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to convert its existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload devices for SmarTrip®, the contactless smartcard for the Washington Metro. The...

Blogs and More

when-you-get-a-good-deal-take-it
July 28, 2014
Arbitrator Robert O. Harris told the United Transportation Union (UTU) and railroads in 1991, then unable to agree at the bargaining table, “Welcome to the oldest established craps game in Washington. Like the suckers in ‘Guys and Dolls,’ you are risking your futures on the...
bnsf-smart-seek-historic-crew-consist-revision
July 17, 2014
A gutsy, proactive, and far-sighted collaboration between BNSF and a general committee of its largest labor union has produced a tentative agreement to allow freight trains equipped with Positive Train Control (PTC) to operate as early as next year with a lone engineer in the...
stbs-newest-status-quo-beware
July 07, 2014
Moving homogeneous electrons through wires, or freight in trucks over publicly financed highways, is hardly akin to moving cargo over privately owned and maintained railroads.
lose-rail-vote?-comeback-may-be-sooner-than-you-think
July 07, 2014
When a community decides that a new rail transit system is essential to meet its mobility needs, it's not enough to design a good project. You've got to find a way to finance it. Often, that means a public vote to authorize some kind of...
dear-senators-mccaskill-blunt-fuggetaboutit
June 25, 2014
With regard to Missouri’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt, we invoke urban slang from cranky New Yorkers, and their brethren across the Hudson in New Jersey, to suggest that they “fuggetaboutit.”