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29 December 2010

Caltrain readies

With the beginning of the New Year, Caltrain will introduce weekend Baby Bullet service, a pilot project aimed at increasing revenue and ridership for the rail system. ...

Friction modifiers are proving their worth on track daily by improving fuel efficiency, reducing noise and increasing wheel and rail service life.

Subway or surface rail? Core city growth or regional approach? Political posturing aside, Canada’s largest city is counting on passenger rail for its future health and growth.

The United Transportation Union says it has reached two tentative four-year agreements with Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida East Coast Railway (FEC). ...
Fort Worth & Western Railroad announced Monday that Thomas Schlosser will become president and chief executive officer, succeeding current president and CEO Steven George, who will retire in the first quarter of 2011. Schlosser, former chief executive officer of Global Rail Systems, ...
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Monday announced the rescheduling of the 2011 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, an annual industry effort involving railroads, the supplier community, and others. ...
The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday that it had completed its work “in the multiplicity of effort to to save freight train service in northern Maine.” The agency’s final action in the case took the form of approving the request of the Montreal, Maine & ...
Stan L. Hasselbusch, president and chief executive officer of L.B. Foster Co., announced Wednesday that wholly owed subsidiary Foster Thomas Company completed its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Portec Rail Products, Inc., and “we are now in process of combining ...
In the first fine imposed by the Surface Transportation Board since itsinception in 1996, Canadian National has been ordered to pay $250,000 for”knowingly violating board orders” regarding the reporting ofstreet-crossing blockages in the Chicago area. At the same time the boardextended i ...

“Our priority in working out this agreement was to protectUnion Pacific’s ability to provide the exceptional freight service ourcustomers need and expect, while helping public agencies invest in improvedpassenger service,” said UP Chairman and CEO Jim Young. “This agreement allowsus to deliver on those customer commitments.”

 

 

--> The Illinois Department of Transportation, Amtrak, and Union Pacific Wednesday reached final agreement on proceeding with $1.1 billion in improvements for higher-speed rail (HrSR) between St. Louis and Chicago, primarily on UP right-of-way. ...
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