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U.S. freight carload traffic rose 2.3% in the week ending March 19, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week advanced 10.7% compared with one year ago. ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday joined members of Oregon’s congressional delegation, along with Portland, Ore. Mayor Sam Adams and others, to promote domestic job growth and American competitiveness at a ceremony marking the most recent investment by Clackamas, Ore.-based United ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the signing of “a cooperative agreement between USDOT and North Carolina DOT that makes $461 million available for the State of North Carolina to begin work on projects that will reduce travel times and increase reliability for rail passengers, ...
Asserting that 2010 was “a very strong year,” Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman told shareholders in their annual report that the company is prepared for “the volumes we expect throughout 2011 and beyond, in what I believe will continue to be a growing market for our transportation ...
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) said Wednesday its complete lineup of Interim Tier 4/Stage III B off-highway and gen-set diesel engines 56 kW (75 hp) and above will be available with a new factory-installed variable-speed fan drive. The company says its variable-speed fan technology enab ...
Noted railroad author, photographer, and historian William W. Kratville died March 14 at his home in Omaha, Neb. He was 81. ...
Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday it has signed a $27 million contract with Parsons to provide equipment and services for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) at Metrolink, the rail agency that serves Southern California. Parsons was awarded a contract in 2010 to manage and implement PTC acros ...
Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s board of directors has adopted Tarrant Express, or TEX, as the name of the agency’s new commuter rail project, replacing the less decorous name of SW2NE. The authority (known as the T) said TEX will run from southwest Fort Worth through t ...
The City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, has awarded a contract worth $574 million to the Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture, a consortium of Ansaldo STS and Ansaldo Breda-Finmeccanica, for the design-build Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project. The consortium will serve as Core System Contrac ...
Norfolk Southern announced today that it has received an “unfavorable ruling” from an arbitration panel regarding an insurance claim arising out of the Jan. 6, 2005, derailment in Graniteville, S.C. “As a result, during the first quarter of 2011, Norfolk Southern will ...
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