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General Electric announced that Rafael Santana, president and Chief Executive of GE Latin America, has been named president and CEO of GE Transportation, effective November 1.
Switzerland-based rail transit vehicle supplier Stadler Rail has chosen Salt Lake City to establish a manufacturing base for its U.S. subsidiary, Stadler US Inc., beginning next year with construction of…
VIA Rail Canada set ridership records over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. From Oct. 5 to 10, 2017, 193,900 passengers used VIA’s four main services—Cross-Canada, Quebec-Windsor, the Montréal-Halifax Ocean and the…
Paul Olmstead has joined the Strato, Inc. executive management team as Vice President of Quality Assurance. He brings more than 25 years of international experience in engineering, manufacturing, and quality…
As wildfires burn in its service region, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will continue to provide free train service for passengers through Sunday, Oct.15 to assist evacuees and others who…
Caltrans released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network, for new and better rail transportation, and multimodal and community…
The Association of American Railroads said total U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 7 was 554,826 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.3% compared with the same week in…
The prototype Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Orange Line trainset for Boston’s rail transit system built by CRRC (China Railway Rolling Stock Corp.) is undergoing dynamic tests at the CRRC…
October 11, 2017

Dan O’Neal, 81

Long-time Greenbrier Cos. executive and board member, and former Interstate Commerce Commission Chairman A. Daniel O’Neal died at home on Oct. 10 at the age of 81.
The first of 1,000 GE Transportation diesel-electric Evolution Series locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) arrived at India’s Mundra Port on Oct. 11. The ES43ACmi is the first locomotive running on…
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