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Friday, 16 August 2013
16 August 2013

Carper reappointed to Amtrak board

Tom Carper, who served as an Amtrak board member from March 2008 to March 2013 and was elected Chairman in January 2009, serving in that capacity until his term expired, has been reappointed. He was nominated for reappointment by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve another ...
Thursday, 15 August 2013
15 August 2013

BNSF: $335 million in capex for Montana, North Dak ...

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $335 million to improve and expand rail capacity in North Dakota and Montana this year.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
15 August 2013

Corridor Capital LLC and GDF Suez Gas NA join AAR

Corridor Capital LLC and GDF SUEZ Gas NA have joined the Association of American Railroads as Gold A ...
Thursday, 15 August 2013
15 August 2013

More upgrades to 30th Street Station under way

Amtrak will continue work this summer and fall on several upgrades at its historic Philadelphia 30th Street Station on the Northeast Corridor “to improve the passenger experience, tend to the long-term infrastructure needs of the 80-year-old ...
Thursday, 15 August 2013
15 August 2013

Intermodal leads U.S. weekly traffic gain

The Association of American Railroads, for the week ending Aug. 10, 2013 reported intermodal volume of 257,969 units, up 6.1% compared with the same week last year, and 288,803 carloads, down 0.2% compared with the 2012 week. Total U.S. rail traf ...
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
14 August 2013

STB adopts final PTC expenses and investments repo ...

On Aug. 14, 2013, the Surface Transportation Board adopted final rules for the reporting of positive train control (PTC) expenses and investments for Class I railroads.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
14 August 2013

Amtrak sets another ridership record

Amtrak set an all-time record for the most passengers in one month—2.9 million—for the month of July 2013, a 4.8% year-over-year increase.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
14 August 2013

NJT’s Frank Bookstaver: From steam to state-of-t ...

In his 65-year railroading career, New Jersey Transit’s Frank Bookstaver has seen and worked through more changes in the industry than most railroaders would care to admit—and he’s proud of it. Bookstaver, 85, retired July 6 as NJ Transit’s Assistant Chief Dispatcher at the agency’s R ...
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
14 August 2013

MM&A loses Canadian operating license

The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic lost its license to operate in Canada on Tuesday, August 13, after regulators there decided it doesn’t carry enough liability insurance, Maine’s Portland Press Herald has reported.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
13 August 2013

STB schedules hearing on mandatory competitive swi ...

The Surface Transportation Board has scheduled an Oct. 22, 2013 public hearing to explore issues surrounding the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) petition to modify the Board’s standards for mandatory competitive switching.
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