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Tuesday, 19 March 2013
19 March 2013

Report on U.S. HSR offers options

A report on U.S. high speed rail released Tuesday recaps why the nation has been slow to adopt HSR as a transportation option, classifies four waves of global HSR development, and offers options for U.S. pursuit of HSR in the 21st century.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013
19 March 2013

AAR lauds ASCE report grading rail industry

The Association of American Railroads Tuesday praised a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) citing private freight rail infrastructure investments as a key factor for highlighting rail as the “most improved” sector of our nation's critical infrastructure systems.

Passenger’s presence expands
Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

A refined grind

Elbow grease was the main driver of track maintenance a century ago; today, it’s technology. When it comes to the grinding process, everything from close cooperation with railroads to continued study of rail deterioration and grinding stone movement is analyzed in order to push the process to ...
Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

Keep railroads FREE to keep the economy moving

Congress, collectively, has “forgotten” the dark days of rail regulation and its own move to address it. That’s a threat to rail’s long-term viability.

Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

Coscia named Amtrak Board chairman

Anthony Coscia, former chair of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Amtrak, succeeding Thomas C. Carper, Amtrak said Monday.

Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

Invensys given subcontract for NYCT signals

Invensys Rail says it will serve as a subcontractor to Five Star Electric Corp. in a project to replace two rail interlockings for MTA New York City Transit.

Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

DART taps Axion for more ECOTRAX ties

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) plans to utilize Axion International's ECOTRAX railway ties for three miles of its planned Blue Line light rail transit extension into South Dallas, Tex.

Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

St. Paul ponders streetcar options

As the Central Corridor light rail transit line readies for a midyear 2014 opening, St. Paul, Minn., is looking ahead to returning streetcar service to the state capital, in essence extending the Central Corridor's ridership reach.

Monday, 18 March 2013
18 March 2013

Ramsey, Minn., station boosts Northstar ridership

Ramsey, Minn., has contributed rail riders in excess of initial projections of 100 per day to overall Northstar commuter numbers, according to Metro Transit.

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