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22 September 2011

Railway Interchange 2011

Preliminary attendance figures are in for “The Big Show” held in Minneapolis the past three days and the numbers indicate that Railway Interchange 2011 was a great success for all involved. According to AREMA Executive Director Charles H. Emely, RI2011 attendance totaled abo ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $82.7 million in grants to improve Amtrak services in Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont. The funds will provide upgrades to the Northeast Corridor, Connecticut’s New Haven-Springfield line, Maine’s Downeaster service ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $31.1 million grant to the State of Washington to improve intercity passenger and freight rail service on the Amtrak Cascades corridor. The Pacific Northwest Corridor, a BNSF right-of-way, receives $16.1 million for design, environmen ...
Norfolk Southern announced Wednesday that its upgraded Exhibit Car was ready to roll out of the Juniata Shops this week, “newly equipped with enhanced displays showcasing the railroad’s transportation network.” ...
21 September 2011

Controller warns of

In an August 2011 Cash Report released Wednesday, New York State 
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli warned that the New York Metropolitan
 Transportation Authority’s new Financial Plan will be “operating on a razor
 thin margin.” He said that “estimated tax ...
Now that fall hunting season is in full swing, Union Pacific issued a public statement urging hunters “to resist the temptation to hunt on railroad property this season.” “Wildlife will migrate and feed along the edges of freshly harvested fields, making these areas pr ...
21 September 2011

New York Air Brake

New York Air Brake (NYAB) Train Dynamic Systems Division (TDS) will add 15 to 20 new engineering jobs over the next year to its rapidly-growing operation, and move all Fort Worth personnel to a new, larger building, according to Michael Hawthorne, director of TDS. The company recently moved into ...
CSX announced Tuesday that it has become the first two-time recipient of 
the Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Chairman, President, and CEO 
Michael J. Ward will accept the 2011 award in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 
22. CSX first received the award in 1998. 
 ...
Union Pacific has embarked on a multi-year, $300 million project to build 
29 miles of second main line track in its central corridor between Fremont,
Neb., and Missouri Valley, Iowa.

 As part of the project, UP this year began construction of three miles ofR ...
Employment on Class I railroads of the United States rose to 160,107
 in mid-August, 0.75% over July and 4.65% higher than in August 2010. The strongest gains were in train crew employment. Transportation (train
 and engine) numbers were up 1.24% over July and 6.59% over August 2010. ...
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