Grain car lessors are reporting an extremely soft market for all but the largest of jumbo covered hoppers. (The jumbos are working and we couldn't find any lessors that have this car type parked.)
Alstom Transport said Friday it has received an order from the Swedish Public Transport Authority AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) for 46 new Coradia Nordic regional trains.
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for 260 new rail cars, valued at about $631 million.
U.S. freight carload volume for the week ending June 9, 2012, once again failed to match the comparable week in 2011, down 1.7%, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. The shortfall, however, was less severe than in the previous week, when freight carload volume was down 3.1% compared with a year ago. U.S. intermodal continued to offer a contrast, up 3.8% compared with the same week last year.
Alstom said Thursday it has equipped the new Bologna High Speed Bypass Line in Italy, scheduled to open in December, with its Atlas 200 signal platform.
With some exceptions, U.S. universities appear reticent to invite light rail transit onto the college campus.
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet Board of Directors Wednseay approved a new budget that also revamped fare collection policy, in an effort to close a $12 million operations gap.
Iowa Pacific Holdings said Wednesday it has opened its new locomotive repair shop on the Texas-New Mexico Railroad (TNMR) subsidiary, a key rail line in the Permian Basin oilfield.
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas Transportation operating company.
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Wednesday said its May traffic volume declined 4.6% compared with May 2011.