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Tuesday, 02 July 2013
02 July 2013

CSX embarks on a July 4 track blitz

CSX m/w employees on July 1 kicked off an eight-day maintenance “jamboree” or “blitz” designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks under traffic. The accelerated timeline is being accomplished by shutting down and temporari ...
Statistics released by the Federal Railroad Administration June 28 show that railroads remain a safe place to work. In this year’s first four months, only one employee was killed vs. three in th ...
Tuesday, 02 July 2013
02 July 2013

Alstom-led group selected for Ecuadorian streetcar

CITA Cuenca, a consortium led by Alstom Transport, has been awarded a contract from Cuenca, Ecuador, for a streetcar system. The contract includes 14 Alstom Citadis trams, along with electrification, traction power supply, and system integration. Alstom’s share is worth approximately 70 milli ...
Monday, 01 July 2013
01 July 2013

RRV&W reaches one million carloads

On June 22, the Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company, after 26 years in business, moved its one-millionth carload. The celebratory shipment was 110 tons of corn destined for the port of Seattle.
Monday, 01 July 2013
01 July 2013

Ira Hooper, 1919-2013

Ira Hooper, P.E., a former vice president and chief structural engineer of STV, died on Thursday, June 20. He was 93.
Friday, 28 June 2013
28 June 2013

Team selected for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded the design-build contract for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, with HNTB Corp. as lead designer. The Crenshaw/LAX Line will connect Metro’s existing Green Line with t ...
Friday, 28 June 2013
28 June 2013

CTA to launch open standards fare payment system

The Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra™ contactless open transit fare payment system is set to launch this summer.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has engaged Protran Technology for pedestrian and trespassing detection/warning systems on its surface-running light rail network.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, has won a contract to provide 260 pushback coupler systems to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The pushback couplers, part of Voith's Crash Energy Management (CEM) technology ...
Thursday, 27 June 2013
27 June 2013

Amtrak commits to hiring more veterans

Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman announced June 26, 2013, that the railroad is setting a goal of 25% of new-hires to be veterans by 2015. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), and Director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense Michael L. Rh ...
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