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The Surface Transportation Board announced Monday that, beginning Dec. 15 ,it will implement a “grant stamp” procedure for “routine, unopposed decisions” issued by the Director of the Board’s Office of Proceedings. STB said the new procedure, which was suggest ...
To ease track maintenance on a system that operates 24/7 and to make it safer for workers, MTA New York City Transit in January will launch a pilot Segment Closure Program that will shut portions of subway lines overnight for consecutive nights. This will permit workers to perform tasks without havi ...
14 November 2011

Bill Sneed, 1926-2011

Bill Sneed, a longtime employee with The Rails Co., died Nov. 3, 2011 at his home in Naperville, Ill., at age 85.“His constant smile and many jokes, not to mention his product knowledge, made him many friends in the railroad industry,” said his nephew, Bob Sneed.Though d ...
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Monday officially named Joseph J. Lhota its new executive director, effective immediately. Lhota, nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Oct. 20 to se ...
Thermo King said Monday it is introducing two new products, the Heat King 430 series for rail, truck, and trailer, and the Auto Fresh Air Exchange for SB-RR refrigeration units for rail, during the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Expo, now ongoing in Atlanta. Thermo King ...
Amtrak now holds 73% of the combined New York-Washington air-rail travel market, according to Drew Galloway, Amtrak assistant vice president for Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Investment Development. ...
A message from United Transportation Union International President Mike Futhey, dated Nov. 10 and posted on UTU’s website, suggests the UTU is once more exploring a merger with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SWMIA) . An arbitrator ruled last month that a merg ...
GO Transit says it has launched GO Mobile, the rail operator’s first official mobile application, in collaboration with Ryers on University. GO Transit says the app is now available on BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android devices.
Siemens AG Thursday announced it achieved record operating results in fiscal year 2011, and expects “moderate organic revenue growth, with orders again exceeding revenues for a book-to-bill ratio of well above 1,” in FY12. “We are well-positioned for moderate revenue g ...
Customers waiting for trains on Long Island Railroad and Metro-North platforms in New York will be prohibited from smoking at those locations beginning Sunday, Nov. 13, as a new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year goes into effect. ...
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