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Despite a higher average age, the revenue-earning fleet comprises mostly “young” freight car sub-fleets, based on a 50-year life span.

The proverbial ounce of prevention is worth more than any cure when it comes to keeping heavy tonnage on track.

In June 2009, Amtrak called for proposals for up to 70 new electric locomotives. The key requirements were conformity to all FRA regulations, Buy America compliance, acceleration capability to avoid impacting Acela Express high speed train schedules, and the capability to haul 18 single leve ...
There are two constants about regional rail that most agencies will agree upon: 1) Customers prefer a one-seat ride. 2) Electrification has many benefits, but it’s very expensive. This locomotive, Bombardier Transportation’s ALP-45DP dual-power, which NJ Transit and AMT (Montreal) are ac ...

What the sudden surge in orders means for carbuilders and their customers. A giant bulge in freight car orders in this year’s first quarter sent waves of optimism through an industry that is the bedrock of the railway supply business. There were also undercurrents of concern.

New Orleans’ Regional Transit Authority next week expects to select one of six bids submitted for extending streetcar service along Loyola Avenue to link Canal Street with Union Passenger Terminal. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is scheduled join city officials for a ceremonia ...
Ansaldo STS has been provisionally awarded the tender to build Line 4 of the Milan (Italy) Metro, as part of a temporary consortium. The consortium includes Impregilo, Astaldi, Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda, Sirti, and ATM. ...
Bombardier Transportation has signed 10-year contract valued at $165 million with Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to continue operating and maintaining the airport’s automatic people mover system. Bombardier received an order for the elevated dual-lane guideway system in 2000. ...
The White House on Thursday began unveiling what it said would be “hundreds of regulatory changes that could save businesses billions of dollars and tens of millions of hours of work.” The proposals reduce costs while “maintaining the critical health and safety pr ...
--> Sound Transit’s Board of Directors, under political pressure from Federal Way, Wash., representatives, said Thursday they would seek less-costly options for extending light rail transit to Federal Way. Board members expressed sympathy to objections by Federal Way tha ...
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