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Koppers Inc., producer of crossties and related pressure-treated wood products for railroads, says it is now designing, manufacturing, and marketing an extensive line of rail joint products acquired from Portec Rail Products Inc. late in 2010. These rail joint products are continuing t ...
The Surface Transportation Board said in a decision released Friday that it is backing off from its proposal, announced last August, to create an advisory group to address liability-sharing issues in the rail transportation of “certain toxic-by-inhalation hazardous commodities.” ...
Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. reportedly has postponed a plan to establish locomotive production work at its River Works manufacturing plant in Lynn, Mass., following a breakdown in talks with labor leaders over wages. ...
BART’s Board of Directors on Thursday began searching for a new general manager, following the abrupt resignation of Dorothy Dugger Wednesday morning, ending a 19-year career with the agency. Dugger’s last day will be April 22. ...
Budget cuts approved by the House of Representatives for Fiscal Year 2011 include $50 million originally targeted for the Railroad Safety Technology Program, which was to use such funds as part of the effort to establish Positive Train Control (PTC) over much of the U.S. Class I freight railroad ...
U.S. intermodal volume advanced 12.4% for the week ending April 9, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. carload freight traffic also rose in the comparable period, up 1.8%. ...
CSX Transportation Thursday announced the 59 winners of its annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award (CSEA), which recognizes customers’ commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail through safe loading and maintenance of rail cars. Recipients of this year’s award ...
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. on Wednesday announced record first-quarter 2011 net earnings of $50.1 million vs. first-quarter 2010 net earnings of $37.5 million. Total operating revenue was $1 billion, up from $845 million for the first quarter of 2010. ...
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michael Drudy as executive director of the Board of Directors for RSSI. Drudy succeeds Donald (Bucky) Remaley, who retired in February after 32 years of service to RSSI as both a board member and executive director. ...
Gaz Métro and CN, both based in Montreal, are teaming up with Vancouver, British Columbia based Westport Innovations Inc. to develop a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology for locomotives. ...
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