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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.

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 ...
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 top 10 employers ...

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 Greenbrier Companies has promoted Vice President, External Affairs & Communications Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs.

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.

Protran Technology has been selected to provide 14 Portable Shove Track Protection Systems to an undisclosed Class I railroad. The system includes 14 PT-501SM portable locomotive track detector units for determining limits of a shove zone and providing failsafe track worker coupling protection. ...
Union Pacific’s Can-Am Corridor linking western Canada with the western U.S. entered a new era on Nov. 24, 2014, when the first unit train of Canadian crude rolled across the international border at Eastport, Idaho, headed for a distribution terminal near Bakersfield, Calif. The 97 loaded tan ...
With China’s slowing economy depressing iron ore prices, this would seem an inauspicious time to build a third railway from tidewater to the interior wilds of the Labrador Trench. Nonetheless, to keep life in its grand plan to develop its vast north, the Quebec provincial government is contra ...

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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