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Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell on Wednesday announced $32.5 million in state grants to 38 rail projects in 28 counties that he said “will upgrade and add capacity, stimulate local economies, and provide as many as 2,500 jobs.”“Transportation investment equals jobs, ...

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood had a blunt message Tuesday for states that want to spend their high speed rail grants on highways or rail freight projects: Use the grants for passenger rail or return the money to Washington, said LaHood.

FuelQuest, Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the energy industry, said Wednesday BNSF Railway has extended its use of FuelQuest’s Fuel Management System (FMS) and Zytax tax automation software and services for an additional five years. “We require a solutio ...
Wabtec Corp. Wednesday said it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Swiger Coil Systems, a manufacturer of traction motors and electric coils for rail and power generation markets. Cleveland-based Swiger Coil has annual sales of about $35 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accr ...
The Greenbrier Cos. Wednesday released results for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter ended August 31, with net earnings of $7.7 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $6.1 million, also 33 cents per diluted share, in the prior year’s fourth quarter. ...
B. Kelly Elkin and Mark E. Meitzen, economists with Laurits R. Christensen Associates, say that “President Carter was exactly right” when he pledged, after signing the Staggers Rail Act 30 years ago: “By stripping away needless and costly regulation in favor of marketplace forces w ...

Thermo King said late Monday it is launching two new refrigerated rail units in time for the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Expo, Nov.14-16, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The company says its SB-210RR+ will be on display at the Expo at the Thermo King booth (#911); it also is introducing the SB-310RR+. The company’s website notes both models “incorporate the latest fuel-saving technologies while delivering the BTU performance the market demands.”

The units, powered by TK486V engines, exceed “EPA Interim Tier 4 requirements for NOx and particulate matter emissions,” the company says.

 

--> Thermo King said late Monday it is launching two new refrigerated rail units in time for the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Expo, Nov.14-16, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.The company says its SB-210RR+ will be on ...
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Monday that intermodal traffic in October was up 14.0% from October 2009 and up 1.2% from October 2008. ...
In a letter Monday to Amtrak employees, President and CEO Joseph Boardman said Amtrak was “announcing an agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) and Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation to bid for the contract to design, build, operate, maintain and finance Florida’s planned high ...
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole confirmed Monday that Amtrak and New Jersey Transit are in “preliminary discussions” to revive and revise a project to construct a new rail tunnel between Manhattan and New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie killed the project Oct. 27 because he said th ...
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