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July 24, 2017
Vehicle-train collisions at Union Pacific railroad crossings declined by five percent in the first half of 2017, compared to last year, according to Class 1. Union Pacific attributes this decline to its rail safety programs geared towards improved public safety. Union...
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July 24, 2017
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has authorized initiation of Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) operations for Positive Train Control (PTC) on North County Transit District (NCTD) Coaster trains, including revenue (passenger-carrying) trains, on the San Diego subdivision. “RSD is an important step...
ontario-transit-update-–-metrolinx
July 24, 2017
Metrolinx, the Ontario Government’s transit agency, has dropped its appeal of the court decision earlier this year that had prevented the authority from cancelling a C$770 million order with Bombardier for 182 Flexity Freedom LRVs. The agency declined to provide an...
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July 24, 2017
The Georgia Ports Authority reported record results in fiscal 2017, and will purchase six new ship-to-shore cranes to handle increasing container traffic. The ports moved an all-time high 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in FY2017, an increase of 6.7%,...
anderson-joins-genesee-wyoming-australia
July 24, 2017
Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) announced that Luke C. Anderson has been appointed chief executive officer, effective October 2, 2017. Anderson previously served as the chief financial officer of OZ Minerals Limited, an Australian mining company. GWA says that...

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July 21, 2017
North Carolina Ports and CSX announced a new daily intermodal service between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte, beginning July 28. The double stack Queen...
union-pacific-net-up-on-carload-gains
July 21, 2017
Union Pacific Corp. tallied second quarter 2017 net income of nearly $1.2 billion, up from $1 billion in the year-ago quarter on operating revenue that was 10%...
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July 21, 2017
Kansas City Southern reported record second quarter 2017 revenues of $656 million, up 15% on-year, as carloads increased 6%. The Kansas City, Mo.-based...
mow-union-ratifies-cp-pact
July 21, 2017
Canadian Pacific and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) announced they have ratified a new five-year labor...
wsp-usa-taps-bonina-cox
July 21, 2017
WSP USA, the company formerly called Parsons Brinckerhoff, has named two rail transit industry veterans to executive positions. Stephen Bonina, P.E., joins as...

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