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-billion-new-train-hall-for-new-york
September 28, 2016
In January 2016, Empire State Development, the New York MTA, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak issued an RFP soliciting proposals for the comprehensive redevelopment of the historic midtown Farley Building, including a Train Hall and the surrounding office and...
aar-to-congress-stb-is-over-reaching
September 28, 2016
On the offensive following the Surface Transportation Board’s recent flurry of activity on multiple proposed regulations, the Association of American Railroads wrote to leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. AAR President and CEO Ed Hamberger’s...
aar
September 28, 2016
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today for the week ending September 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,609 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.8% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending September...
irs-partners-with-panduit
September 27, 2016
Industry-Railway Suppliers Inc. announced a new partnership with Panduit Corp., a family owned business based in Tinley Park, Ill. The focus, says the company, “will be on developing and providing existing innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions to several segments within...
talgo-to-refurbish-los-angeles-metro-trains
September 27, 2016
The board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Talgo for a contract to refurbish up to 74 Los Angeles Metro Rail A650 rapid transit cars. The $55 million contract, Talgo’s first for the refurbishment of rapid...

redefining-medical-fitness-for-duty
September 27, 2016
FRA-regulated railroads are the only U.S. transportation mode that do not have comprehensive, federally mandated medical fitness-for-duty standards and...
cn-12-million-trees-and-growing
September 27, 2016
CN announced Sept. 26 that 50 communities across Canada will be awarded grants of $25,000 to fund local tree planting projects in honor of the nation's 150th...
cp
September 26, 2016
Canadian Pacific on Sept. 26 unveiled a new webpage, cpr.ca/HazMat, which showcases CP's dangerous goods response capabilities, training available to first...
the-us-railcar-market
September 26, 2016
A leasing company peer was lamenting the state of the railcar marketplace, the downward and steady pressure on railcar lease rates and the dim prospects for a...
jason-seidl-shippers-want-more-rail-service
September 26, 2016
Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl attended the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Fall...