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Thursday, 11 October 2012
11 October 2012

Staten Island still seeks (HB)LRT

New York City's "forgotten borough," Staten Island, appears not to have forgotten or abandoned its desire to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit (HBLRT) across the New Jersey-New York border and into the borough itself.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
10 October 2012

L.B. Foster rebrands subsidiaries

L.B. Foster Co. announced Wednesday it is "changing the names of several of its subsidiary companies acquired from Portec Rail Products, Inc. to L.B. Foster Rail Technologies to more accurately brand the innovative unit and better represent its rail product development capabilities."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
10 October 2012

Amtrak (again) sets ridership record

Another year, another ridership record: Amtrak Wednesday released its fiscal year 2012 ridership results (ending Sept. 30), 31.2 million passengers, up 3.5% from FY11 and the ninth ridership record in the past 10 years.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
10 October 2012

Harsco Rail group lands international orders

Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. Wednesday said it has secured "three new international orders within its Harsco Rail group totaling more than $85 million in projected revenues and further adding to the group's multi-year production backlog."

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
10 October 2012

First St. Paul LRV makes ceremonial debut

The first light rail vehicle for St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor, now also dubbed the Green Line, made its debut Wednesday—in neighboring Minneapolis, at Target Field Station on the existing Hiawatha LRT line.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012
09 October 2012

STV acquires ARCHITECTURE/vbn

New York-based STV, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired ARCHITECTURE/vbn (VBN), an award-winning architectural design firm based in Oakland, Calif. VBN will be integrated into STV's West Coast operations.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012
09 October 2012

RSI names board members, officers

The Railway Supply Institute Tuesday announced the election results for its Board of Directors, tallied after its annual meeting in Chicago last month, and the Board's 2013 officers.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012
09 October 2012

NREC promotes Cox to AVP-Operations

Mt. Vernon, Ill.-based National Railway Equipment Co. said Monday Ken J. Cox has been promoted to assistant vice president Operations.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012
09 October 2012

New oversight for LA-San Diego services

A statement Monday by the LOSSAN Rail Corridor agency commended California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing State Senate Bill 1225, authorizing the transfer of management for the state-supported intercity passenger rail service linking San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo from the state to a l ...
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
09 October 2012

D.C. ponders PCC streetcar option

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President's Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation's capital.

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