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Arcadis lands NYCT post-Sandy work Arcadis US has been awarded a $26 million "task order" contract by MTA New York City Transit to, essentially, weatherproof huge swaths of the city's subway system inundated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
Kinkisharyo, LACMTA OK production pact Following a lengthy impasse, Kinkisharyo International LLC and labor and community groups have reached an agreement whereby Kinkisharyo will manufacture 175 light rail vehicles within L.A. County for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw, Exposition, and Gold lines.
Different mix for U.S. freight in latest week U.S. freight carload traffic declined during the week ending Nov. 22, 2014, ending a long winning streak, the Association of American Railroads reported, though intermodal volume and overall U.S. rail traffic still scored gains.
Short line opens machinery distribution hub Greenville, S.C.-based Greenville & Western Railway Co. (GRLW) has opened its Big Creek Machinery Distribution Hub, located in Williamston, S.C., President and CEO Steven C. Hawkins says.
Amtrak touts FY14 fiscal numbers Amtrak released it fiscal year 2014 revenue numbers Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, citing continued financial performance that drew grudging coverage even from media adversaries of the national passenger railroad.

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November 26, 2014
U.S. freight carload traffic declined during the week ending Nov. 22, 2014, ending a long winning streak, the Association of American Railroads reported, though intermodal volume and overall U.S. rail traffic still scored gains. Total combined U.S. weekly rail traffic edged...
kinkisharyo-reaches-agreement-with-lacmta-on-lrv-manufacturing
November 26, 2014
Following a lengthy impasse, Kinkisharyo International LLC and labor and community groups have reached an agreement whereby Kinkisharyo will manufacture 175 light rail vehicles within L.A. County for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw, Exposition, and Gold lines. Los...
csx-ranks-high-as-military-friendly-employer
November 26, 2014
CSX has been recognized as the sixth-most military-friendly employer on G.I. Jobs’ 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers ranking, and the second-most military-friendly employer in the transportation industry. This is the seventh consecutive year that CSX has been among the...
short-line-opens-machinery-distribution-hub
November 26, 2014
Greenville, S.C.-based Greenville & Western Railway Co. (GRLW) has opened its Big Creek Machinery Distribution Hub, located in Williamston, S.C., President and CEO Steven C. Hawkins says. The short line, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corp., has partnered...
greenbrier-promotes-isselmann-to-svp-external-affairs-programs
November 26, 2014
The Greenbrier Companies has promoted Vice President, External Affairs & Communications Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs. Isselmann joined Greenbrier in 2012 as Director of Corporate Relations and Communications. Since then he has taken on increased responsibility...
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This Thanksgiving Day, as you sit down with your families to eat a sumptuous meal, think of Hamberger. No, not the hamburgers served by the calorie-laden billions at junk—er, fast—food places like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, White Castle, etc., but Hamberger, as in Ed, president...
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I forced myself to review every miserable second of the Oct. 28, 2014 NTSB press conference regarding NTSB’s determination of the causes of five accidents on Metro-North Railway (MNR), for a couple of reasons: 1) I couldn’t believe what was being said; and  2) I...