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Friday, 21 December 2012
21 December 2012

STB approves GWI, RailAmerica transaction

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s application to control RailAmerica, Inc., and the RailAmerica railroads, effective Dec. 28, 2012.
Friday, 21 December 2012
21 December 2012

Amtrak names new marketing, sales head

Matt Hardison has been named Amtrak’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer (CMSO) following the retirement of Emmett Fremaux. He reports directly to President and CEO Joe Boardman, effective immediately.
Friday, 21 December 2012
21 December 2012

GO Transit extends Bombardier contracts

Bombardier Transportation said Friday Metrolinx/GO Transit has exercised options for 10 years of fleet operations and maintenance services for its regional rail system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The value of the two contracts, which are extended to 2023, is approximately C$927 ...
Friday, 21 December 2012
21 December 2012

Detroit transport authority signed into law

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has signed into law creation of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for Detroit.
Friday, 21 December 2012
21 December 2012

Back on the table: Buffalo LRT expansion

Buffalo, N.Y., has tapped Los Angeles-based AECOM to evaluate transportation expansion alternatives on behalf of Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, with Light Rail Transit, streetcars, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) all under consideration.
Friday, 21 December 2012
21 December 2012

Greenbrier to Icahn: No deal

The Greenbrier Companies has firmly rejected Carl Icahn-led American Railcar Industries’ conditional proposal to acquire Greenbrier for $22 per share. The offer “is unacceptable and not in the best interests of Greenbrier stockholders,” the company said in a statement released late Dec. 2 ...
Thursday, 20 December 2012
20 December 2012

CP achieves key labor settlements

Canadian Pacific late Wednesday announced two labor settlements that E. Hunter Harrison, president and CEO, said puts the railroad "in a very good position to continue the work of being an even more reliable and efficient railway for our customers."
Thursday, 20 December 2012
20 December 2012

U.S. intermodal rebounds in latest week

U.S. intermodal volume for the week ending Dec. 15 returned to the plus column it has been in for much of 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal moves were up 8% measured against the comparable week in 2011.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
20 December 2012

EMD gets Metrolink Tier 4 locomotive order

Metrolink's Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of EPA Tier 4 locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), which it says will reduce locomotive emissions by 86%.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
20 December 2012

Ottawa awards first LRT contract

Ottawa's City Council Wednesday, in a unanimous 24-0 vote, awarded a C$2.1 billion initial contract to Rideau Transit Group to begin construction of the city's first light rail transit line.
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