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BART top cop will face tough problems Carlos Rojas, who is expected to become Chief of Police for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) within the next two months, will have his work cut out for him. He will be dealing with what appears to be an emerging crime problem: Old West-style ambush train robberies.
Siemens creating “Internet of Trains” Siemens’ U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s rail systems.
Metra seeks easy terms, as many cars and locos “as possible” The builders’ line forms to the right.
Miner hopper outlet gate a popular pick Miner Enterprises said that industry adoption of the company's Double Groove pneumatic outlet gate for plastics continues to accelerate, and has been specified on more than 2,400 new railcars in recent months.
CSX 1Q financials suggest an upside CSX Corp.’s first quarter 2017 non-adjusted net earnings of $362 million and a adjusted operating income of $712 million, yielded net earnings per share of $0.39 up from net earnings of $356 million, or $0.37 per share, in the same period of last year.

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April 26, 2017
CN has renamed its national employee training center in Winnipeg after former President and CEO Claude Mongeau. Opened in 2014, the CN Claude Mongeau National Training Centre campus in Winnipeg “provides consistent, quality training with a modern curriculum, coupled with skilled...
trinity-results-off-on-weaker-deliveries
April 25, 2017
Car builder Trinity Industries on Tuesday said revenue and profits declined on “significantly lower” railcar deliveries in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the year-ago quarter. Rail Group revenues were $478.3 million compared to $846.9 million in the first quarter...
two-directors-join-cn-board
April 25, 2017
CN announced that shareholders elected two additional members to its Board of Directors. Shauneen Bruder, of Ontario, and Julie Godin, of Quebec, join the board as independent directors. Bruder is executive vice-president, operations at Royal Bank of Canada. Godin is vice-chair, chief...
mbta-plan-will-speed-system-upgrades
April 25, 2017
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations into a State of Good Repair from 15 years from the previously projected 25 years. The agency’s Fiscal...
bart-top-cop-will-face-tough-problems
April 25, 2017
Carlos Rojas, who is expected to become Chief of Police for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) within the next two months, will have his work cut out for him. He will be dealing with what appears to be an emerging...

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jeff-morales-has-probably-stomached-enough-lunacy
April 24, 2017
For reasons unspecified other than he may have had enough of dealing with hostile politicians like Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rail Subcommittee, California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales announced April 21 he is stepping down...
it’s-not-starbucks-but-it’s-way-better-than-amtrak-coffee
April 20, 2017
I appreciate a good cup of coffee, especially a cappuccino or espresso (please don’t say expresso, especially in a good Italian restaurant). That’s why I have refused to drink Amtrak coffee, which is like ingesting lube oil—until now.
fra’s-new-chief-check-ego-at-the-door
April 20, 2017
Ah, to be a public servant fulfilling the boast of Caesar Augustus: “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” For the incoming Federal Railroad Administrator, it is best to check ego at the door and accept the pithy...
no-mr-munoz-arm-grabbing-also-is-improper
April 11, 2017
As United Airlines is learning, the grabbing by the arms of a fare-paying, law-abiding 69-year-old passenger, and forcibly dragging him through the aisle for removal from an aircraft for no reason other than United having overbooked the Chicago-Louisville flight and wishing to put a more...
a-simple-case-of-“confusion-to-the-enemy”
March 29, 2017
The Mexicans are coming. The Mexicans are coming—and within verbal-indignities-hurling distance of President Donald J. Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago “Winter White House.”

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