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The House of Representatives Tuesday approved by voice vote House Resolution H.R. 5809, a five-year extension of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The bill already was approved by the Senate Dec. 16, and is expected to be signed by President Obama, according to the Maryland-based ...
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday announced that the state and Norfolk Southern have signed an agreement presaging the return of daily intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., for the first time since 1977, using part of NS' Heartland Corridor between Petersburg and Norfolk. Amtrak s ...
The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) says Ohio will enhance its freight traffic importance with the signing of a series of agreements that allows engineering and construction to get under way on a key portion of the $183 million, multi-state CSX National Gateway project. ...
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company has chosen RMI’s Railway Daily Operations Control Systems (RailDOCS®) to manage monthly FRA compliance and preventive maintenance for communications and signaling assets. RMI Business Services will lead the RailDOCS implementation for KCS and act ...
Passage by both houses of Congress of the controversial tax-cut bill, to be signed by President Obama, includes the Section 45G short line tax credit sought by the American Short Line & Regional Rail Association (ASLRRA). The credit will apply to fiscal years 2010 and 2011, according to ASLRRA V ...
The results of the 2010 NR ...
Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority said Friday it “has reached a settlement with CAF USA, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Spanish Firm Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.) over two disputed contracts for the construction of light rail cars for its North and Southeast Corrido ...
Consistent year-over-year traffic increases have led railroads to call operating employees back to work in increasing numbers. ...
U.S. carload freight traffic for the week ending December 11 continued the year’s overall trend above 2009 levels, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday—up 10.2%. U.S. intermodal traffic for the week was up 14.1%, with container volume up 15.9% and trailer volume up 6.4%. ...
Sumitomo Corp. of America announced Thursday that, in conjunction with its carbuilder partner Nippon Sharyo, it has been awarded a contract from Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) to supply 18 diesel multiple-unit (DMU) railcars for use in California’s Sonoma and Marin countie ...
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