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Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Thursday said it has completed its acquisition of the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital. ...
In the coming decades, America faces an infrastructure crisis. Freight volume in the U.S. is projected to grow by 70% by 2020. We are already seeing the first inklings of the crisis. Gridlock chokes many of our cities, and the problem is worsening as freight traffic continues to build and underfu ...
Global trends, including tight oil supplies, almost guarantee more U.S. rail transit. Growth will come, even if federal support shrinks. Federal capital grants for rail transit started in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson signed the Urban Mass Transit Act. To continue bui ...

U.S. railroads are a vital link to our nation’s economic future. They serve nearly every agricultural, industrial, wholesale, retail, and resource-based sector of the economy. Our freight trains touch almost every part of American lives.

With 736 railroads reporting, the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis late Wednesday issued a preliminary report showing that 5,257 accidents/incidents were recorded during the first six months of 2011, 7.9% fewer than in the corresponding period of 2010. Ra ...
Both U.S. freight carload volume and U.S. intermodal traffic declined for the week ending Aug. 27, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. freight carload volume dipped 0.8% for the week against the comparable period last year, while intermodal declined 0.5% compared with the s ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Friday is scheduled to authorize federal funds to improve Tower 55 in Fort Worth, Tex. The funds will be channeled through the Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division. Tower 55 is rated by many as the busiest and most congested at-grade rai ...
01 September 2011

APTA lauds Obama

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) late Wednesday released a statement by APTA President William Millar, which said: ...
31 August 2011

100 years of growth

As New York Penn Station marks a century of service, planners are gearing up for the next 100 years. A century ago, the Pennsylvania Railroad was in the midst of one of the most expansive infrastructure capital programs in the history of the United States.

High performance wheels can offer improved safety and an extended life cycle. Wheelset removals are the largest freight car maintenance expense item in North America, accounting for half of all car maintenance dollars. Wheel tread damage is the single largest cause of wheelset removals, and ...
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