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Not content with detaching Florida from any involvement in high speed rail, Gov. Rick Scott has put central Florida’s $1.2 billion Sunrail regional rail project on hold, at least until July. Scott says he wants to examine the project to see if it meets his criteria of providing taxpayers an ad ...
It still isn't clear how the Japanese earthquake will affect global commerce, but North American grain railroads are closely monitoring the situation. ...
Greater Toronto’s Metrolinx has turned to Bombardier Transportation for 50 BiLevel rail cars destined to serve GO Transit customers, valued at about US$128 million, Bombardier said Monday. ...
Harsco Corp. announced Monday its receipt of two additional railway track maintenance equipment orders from China metro transit system operators totaling close to $11 million. ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has been chosen to provide its Track Warrant Control (TWC) System for the Vermont Rail System. ...
Representatives from Amtrak, the State of Delaware, City of Wilmington, the First State’s congressional delegation, and Friends of Furness Railroad District will gather on March 19 to reopen Amtrak’s Wilmington Station, which will | dedicated as the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station ...
The Railway Supply Institute has set April 1 as its deadline for applications for its 2011/2012 School Year RSI Scholarship which provides four or more $3,000 scholarships to students from universities and community colleges throughout the country RSI members with children in undergradua ...
Amtrak Vice President for Policy and Development Stephen Gardner says that while private-sector participation and investment is a desirable option for passenger rail growth, “private sector involvement is not the silver bullet that ensures success.”  ...

The Atlanta City Council moved forward with planning the Atlanta streetcar project by voting to approve $9 million to buy new streetcar vehicles and approving a construction contract with MARTA, said Duriya Farooqui, Atlanta's deputy chief operating officer.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has affirmed plans to redirect $2.4 billion in federal high speed rail funding to other locations, saying, “There is a line outside of my door of governors, senators and congressmen.” ...
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