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U.S. carload freight traffic rose 7.5% in the second week of 2011 ending January 15, compared with the same week a year ago, The Association of American Railroads says. U.S intermodal volume for the week advanced 5.8% compared with the same week in 2010. ...
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) will host three community meetings for its Southeast Fort Worth Rail Feasibility Study to give communities an overview of the study and to solicit their input. The first meeting will take place Monday, with a second meeting expected in March and a thi ...
INIT, Innovations in Transportation, Inc., said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Utah Transit Authority for the installation of an Intelligent Transportation Solution to be fitted on more than 35 FrontRunner regional rail vehicles.

Union Pacific’s ShipCarsNow has launched a newly designed website that simplifies the shipping process for car dealers and remarketers. The company says site features include more straightforward navigation, simple customer login, easy online ordering and price quotes, enhanced search functio ...
The Surface Transportation Board reported Thursday that U.S. Class I railroad employment totaled 154,400 in December, up 5.23% from December 2009 but down 0.41% from November 2010. The transportation (train and engine) category posted the strongest gains, reaching a level of 62,067 in D ...
Joseph R. Pomponio, the former Director of the Railroad Rehabilitation and Infrastructure Financing (RRIF) program at the Federal Railroad Administration, has joined the consulting staff of Strategic Rail Finance.Pomponio will apply his background in financial law and FRA’s RRIF prog ...
The Norfolk Southern Corporate Communications group has produced a highlights video of Railway Age Editor William C. Vantuono’s interview with NS CEO Wick Moorman, the magazine’s 2011 Railroader of the Year.   ...
GATX Corp. on Thursday reported Rail segment profit of $39.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to $33.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, Rail segment profit was $150.6 million in 2010, compared to $169.1 million in 2009, a reduction that GATX said was driven by a decline in lease ...
Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit increased 41% over the comparable period a year ago, due to an improving U.S. economy and an increase in traffic volume. That helped the company notch its most profitable year in its 149-year history. ...
20 January 2011

Kinkisharyo hails

Charlotte, N.C., home to LYNX light rail, played host Thursday to Kinkisharyo International’s official unveiling of its LFX-300 low-floor hybrid streetcar, now dubbed “ameriTRAM”™ by the company. Kinkisharyo says it “has completed engineering tests and ...
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