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Via Rail pondering alternative Ontario routing for suspended Canadian After months of late arrivals due to track congestion on CN’s northern Ontario main line, compounded by slow orders arising from CN’s efforts to recover from two tar sands oil train explosions, Via Rail is examining an alternative routing for the Canadian,the continent’s last classic streamliner, originally Canadian Pacific’s premier luxury passenger train.

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Siemens has officially been awarded a €1.7 billion (US$1.86 billion) contract by Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network and maintain the fleet for 32 years. VRR announced the...
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Gannett Fleming has promoted two key executives to senior level positions. Bryan P. Mulqueen, PE (pictured) has been named director of Transit & Rail. Based in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office, Mulqueen serves as a vice president in the company and...
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Amtrak's Hoosier State, linking Indianapolis and Chicago, will run at least through April 30, 2015, one month later than a previously announced termination date. “We are negotiating with Amtrak to serve as the primary operator, working with host railroads, providing train...
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Amtrak on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 dedicated its Chicago railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center, "in recognition of Szabo's contributions to the advancement of intercity passenger rail travel and railroad safety in the United States,"...
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J. Mechanical's asset purchase "included extrusion dies, mandrels, compounds, expansion joint forms and customer order records," the company said. Mechanical...

amtrak-honors-joe-szabo-with-chicago-dedication
Amtrak on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 dedicated its Chicago railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center, "in recognition of Szabo's contributions to the advancement of intercity passenger rail travel and railroad safety in the United States,"...
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J. Mechanical's asset purchase "included extrusion dies, mandrels, compounds, expansion joint forms and customer order records," the company said. Mechanical...
The Supreme Court March 9 sent back to a federal appellate court for reconsideration a freight railroad challenge to a provision of the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) that allowed the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak...
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The Indiana Department of Transportation on Friday, March 6, 2015, officially pulled the plug on continuing Amtrak's Hoosier State passenger rail service, with the train's last day of service now slated for April 1. Service between Indianapolis, the state capital, and...
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The U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 2015 passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA, H.R.749) “with widespread bipartisan support,” according to Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.). Denham joined Transportation and...