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In a decision served late Friday, the Surface Transportation Board said it was informed Thursday that the State of Maine and the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd. (MM&A) “have substantially completed the negotiation of a purchase and sale agreement and the related trackage right ...
Bombardier Transportation said Monday its BT Signaling B.V. operation has signed an agreement to purchase a stake in signaling equipment manufacturer United Electrical Engineering Plants, known as Elteza. Elteza is a subsidiary of Russian Railways (RZD). ...

The Railway Supply Institute has a new address: 425 Third Street, S.W., Suite 920, Washington, D.C. 20024.

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RSI’s telephone number remains the same at 202-347-4664, asdoes its fax number, 202-346-0047, and its website address, www.rsiweb.org/.

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L.B. Foster Co., and Portec Rail Products, Inc., have signed an agreement with Koppers, Inc., under which Koppers will purchase the assets of Portec’s rail joint business primarily located at Portec’s Huntington, W. Va., plant. Revenue for this business in 2010 is estimated at $22 millio ...
The Greenbrier Companies announced Friday that it has received orders for 2,000 new covered hoppers and other railcars valued at approximately $135 million. Booked in November and December, these orders come on top of orders received in September and October, valued at $200 million, subsequent to ...
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., continues to consider either light rail transit or streetcar options for a 2.7-mile route, but is concerned federal funds to support its effort won’t be forthcoming. The city’s Downtown Development Authority has been told earmarks for such a line are u ...
Arizona’s Valley Metro has received regional approval from the Maricopa Association of Governments to build a 2.6-mile streetcar route in Tempe, a Phoenix suburb east of the Arizona state capital. The approval follows three years of study that evaluated transit improvements to support both Te ...
Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, has been named 2011 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age.  ...
About $1.2 billion in rail stimulus funds rejected by the governors-elect of Wisconsin and Ohio will be divided up among 13 other states still committed to high speed rail (HSR) or higher-speed rail (HrSR) projects. ...

Amtrak, the state of Florida, and federal officials Wednesday reached broad agreement on the sale of CSX right-of-way to Florida as part of the planned SunRail commuter rail service, intended to serve Orlando and central Florida.

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Amtrak agreed to drop its objections to a deal for the sale of the tracks, based on concerns over liability. Sale of 61 miles of right-of-way is expected before year’s end.

Florida and Amtrak have yet to resolve some details of the agreement, but “I'm just happy that we’re moving ahead,” said Volusia County Chairman Frank Bruno, who serves on the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission.

House Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) said the agreement allows SunRail to receive federal funds, “the final step in bringing commuter rail, a vital transportation alternative, to Central Florida.”

SunRail's first phase would link De Bary, Fla., northeast of Orlando, with Sand Lake Road in South Orlando. Trains would begin running by 2013, with construction scheduled to start next year. Federal funds of about $600 million would cover half the anticipated $1.2 billion construction cost, with the state contributing about $300 million and local governments supplying the remainder.

 

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