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Saturday, 18 August 2012
18 August 2012

Reininger named All Aboard Florida Exec VP

Florida East Coast Industries late Friday said Michael Reininger had been named executive vice president of All aboard Florida, the proposed intercity passenger service planned to span the Sunshine State.

Friday, 17 August 2012
17 August 2012

July employment up over year; down from June

U.S. Class I railroads employed 162,006 workers in mid-July, up 1.94% from July 2011, but down 0.71%, or 1,153 workers, from mid-June, according to data released by the Surface Transportation Board.

Friday, 17 August 2012
17 August 2012

Ottawa seeks consultant to weigh LRT proposals

Ottawa is seeking a consultant to help evaluate proposals submitted by three consortia for Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project, in part to make sure they meet provincial Canadian Content quotas.

Friday, 17 August 2012
17 August 2012

Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station adds real-time in ...

MTA Metro-North Railroad continues to add real-time train information access to its "outlying" stations, this week adding Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to the list.

Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

U.S. “mixed weekly traffic” trend resumes

U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Aug. 11, 2012 fell 1.2% compared with the same week in 2011, while U.S. intermodal volume rose 3.2% compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, as U.S. rail movement for the week resumed a yearlong standard trend. ...
Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

TSI opens new railcar repair shop

Transportation Services, Inc. (TSI) says it has opened its new railcar repair shop in Chadron, Neb., situated on the Nebraska Northwestern Railroad's lines, and with interchange access to both BNSF and Canadian Pacific.

Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

Caltrain grade separation work continues

Caltrain on Wednesday said the San Bruno Grade Separation Project, designed to improve safety at three rail crossings in downtown San Bruno, Calif., is nearing the halfway mark, with supports and bridges for the $147 million project now visible.

Thursday, 16 August 2012
16 August 2012

Strato CEO gets Ernst & Young award

Ernst & Young LLP has honored Michael Foxx, CEO of Piscataway, N.J.-based railroad supplier Strato, Inc., with its Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Industrial Products category in New Jersey.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
15 August 2012

12-month report shows strong railroad earnings

Class I railroads in the 12-month period ended June 30 earned consolidated net income of $11.9 billion on an increase of 0.58% in traffic (1.7 trillion revenue ton miles of freight) compared with the year-ago period, according to a report posted on the Surface Transportation Board website. ...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
15 August 2012

FRA says PTC deadline won’t be met

The Federal Railroad Administration says substantial progress has been made in establishing Positive Train Control (PTC) in the U.S., but acknowledges that the congressionally mandated deadline to do so, Dec. 15, 2015, will not be met.

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