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Monday, 17 June 2013
17 June 2013

FRA committee OKs HSR crashworthiness standards

The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) voted unanimously on implementing new crashworthiness performance standards for next-generation passenger high speed rail (HSR) equipment that will operate in the U.S.

Friday, 14 June 2013
14 June 2013

Obituary: Isabel H. Benham, 103

Isabel Hamilton Benham, who died May 18, 2013, at the age of 103, was a formidable and influential presence in railroad affairs on Wall Street for much of the 20th Century. She made history by becoming the first female partner in a major Wall Street firm, R. W. Pressprich & Co. ...
Friday, 14 June 2013
14 June 2013

VIA Rail Canada, union reach tentative accord

VIA Rail Canada announced Friday, June 14, 2013, that it has reached an agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, which represents some 2,200 service, sales office and maintenance personnel.

Friday, 14 June 2013
14 June 2013

MTA awards "final" Second Ave. Subway c ...

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, June 13, 2013, that it had awarded a contract for the "station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the 86th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway."

Friday, 14 June 2013
14 June 2013

STB grants exemption for California HSR

The Surface Transportation Board granted an exemption for construction of 65 miles of California high speed railroad right-of-way between Merced and Fresno, Calif., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Thursday, 13 June 2013
13 June 2013

NJT adds (flood-resistant) storage capacity

Criticized for its response last fall to Superstorm Sandy, and the resultant damage to much of its rolling stock, New Jersey Transit has responded by securing storage space at two locations adjacent to its rail system but in more flood-resistant interior portions of the state.

Thursday, 13 June 2013
13 June 2013

U.S. carloads down, intermodal up, in latest week

Back to recent form: U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending June 8, 2013, returned to its "mixed" trands, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, June 13. U.S. freight carload traffic fell 2.8% measured against the comparable week in 2012, while intermodal continued its win ...
Thursday, 13 June 2013
13 June 2013

MWAA: WMATA Silver Line to open in 2014

Revenue service for Phase One of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s Silver Line won't commence until early 2014, news radio station WTOP said Wednesday, June 13, 2013. Service was to begin late this year.

Thursday, 13 June 2013
13 June 2013

KCS de Mexico lands Chrysler Group honors

Kansas City Southern said Wednesday, June 12, 2013 it was "pleased to announce that Chrysler Group LLC has honored Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM) with its Supplier of the Year award in the Logistics category."

Thursday, 13 June 2013
13 June 2013

Metro-North initiates Bronx R-O-W cleanup

MTA Metro-North Railroad said Wednesday, June 12, 2013 it will accelerate track work in the Bronx, encompassing drainage improvements, tie replacements, fencing repairs, and general cleanup of the wayside for nine weeks, stretching from July 1 through Labor Day.

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