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Thursday, 27 September 2012
27 September 2012

U.S. freight carload traffic still struggles; inte ...

U.S. freight carload traffic declined 4.1% for the week ending Sept. 22, 2012, measured against the comparable week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume sustained its winning streak, though in relatively modest fashion, up 0.7% for the week comp ...
Thursday, 27 September 2012
27 September 2012

Fed funds to aid Charlotte CATS capacity

Charlotte, N.C., has received $18 million in funds to support expansions for its Lynx Blue Line light rail transit, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the offices of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

Thursday, 27 September 2012
27 September 2012

Bombardier wins Belgium cities tram order

Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Flemish Transport operator De Lijn to supply 48 FLEXITY 2 trams for the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp. The order is worth roughly $165 million, and includes an option for 40 additional trams.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
26 September 2012

Bombardier will expand Israeli fleet

Bombardier Transportation announced that it will supply Israel Railways (ISR) with an additional 72 double-deck coaches. This order is part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010, under which 150 coaches were ordered that year.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
26 September 2012

NYC Bleecker Street subway transfer improves

For decades, New York City Transit customers attempting to transfer to the uptown (northbound) No. 6 subway line at Bleecker Street Station (in Manhattan) from other lines had to surface, walk, and descend back into the subway system—paying for the privilege.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
26 September 2012

Bergant wins IANA Silver Kingpin Award

The Intermodal Association of North America announced Wednesday that Paul R. Bergant has won the 2012 IANA Silver Kingpin Award.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
26 September 2012

Siding for Indiana short line is sidelined

Officials in Daviess County, Ind., have tabled a motion to approve a $2.1 million passing siding near Plainville, Ind., to be used by Indiana Southern Railroad.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012
26 September 2012

DART FY13 budget incorporates expansion

Dallas Area Rapid Transit 's (DART) Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a $1.07 billion budget for fiscal year 2013, resisting both fiscal and political pressure by including continued support for expanding DART's Orange and Blue lines, and continued construction towards a direct rail connecti ...
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
25 September 2012

InnoTrans 2012 achieves record results

An increase in exhibitors and trade visitors, business deals worth billions of dollars, and—perhaps most significant—growth in international participation characterized InnoTrans 2012, the ninth edition of the global railway industry trade exhibition held in Berlin every two years.

Monday, 24 September 2012
24 September 2012

CP, “The last great rail turnaround”

Wall Street analyst William Greene of Morgan Stanley Research
North America is telling investors in the rail sector that Canadian Pacific Railway, under the direction of newly appointed chief executive E. Hunter Harrison, “could be the most compelling railroad investment opportunity for the n ...
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