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The short line tax credit will drive small railroad crosstie purchases to an estimated 4,063,0009 in 2011 compared to 2,878,000 in 2010, according to an updated forecast by the Railway Tie Association. ...
Amtrak Tuesday said it projects 30 million riders for fiscal year 2011, ending Sept. 30, the first time it has carried such a number in its 40-year history. ...
Noted railroad author, photographer, and historian William D. Middleton, a contributing editor to the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Rail Group publications Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures, and International Railway Journal for many years, died June 11 in Livonia, N.Y ...
In response to public comment collected last summer, new rail alignments have been developed in two sections in Virginia of the Southeast High Speed Rail project (SEHSR). The two areas affected are in Brunswick County, north of Alberta, Va., between the Nottoway River and Flat Rock Road (project S ...
For the first six months of 2011, railroad carloads were up 2.7% over the corresponding period of 2010, but for the month of June carload growth was up only 0.9%, the Association of American Railroads reported Monday. ...
Brad Chase has been named president of OmniTRAX Canada in Winnipeg, with responsibility for overseeing operations including the Port of Churchill, North America’s only deepwater Arctic port, and the Hudson Bay Railway, which delivers freight in Manitoba along 630 miles of track. He will also h ...
Bombardier said Monday it has recognized suppliers Hitachi and ABB with its first Bombardier Transportation Sustainable Suppliers Awards. ...
Maine’s largest city, Portland, hopes to upgrade numerous grade crossings this summer, in conjunction with the anticipated expansion of Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service. ...
Axion International announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Sicut Holding Ltd. to form a global joint venture for the manufacture and sale of Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) crossties utilizing their respective licenses from Rutgers University.The new company, to be known ...
San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit has hired HNTB Corp. as a program manager to determine plans for an urban rail line. HNTB, with an office in the city, will work as VIA's in-house consultants to determine the potential rider market, route or routes, and whether light rail transit (LRT ...
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