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Friday, 10 August 2012
10 August 2012

Pittsburgh PAT reaches tentative labor deal

The Pittsburgh-based Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) and its biggest union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert severe rail and bus transit service cutbacks scheduled for Sept. 2, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Thursday.

Friday, 10 August 2012
10 August 2012

More fed funds released for Houston LRT

Houston's expanding MetroRail light rail transit network has received $188 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration, as part of a Full Funding Grant Agreement bolstering construction of two LRT lines.

Friday, 10 August 2012
10 August 2012

FRA sets scoping meetings for NEC FUTURE

The Department of Transportation Friday released its schedule for public scoping meetings, to be overseen by the Federal Railroad Administration, that form part of the environmental review process for NEC FUTURE, involving upgrades to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C. and ...
Friday, 10 August 2012
10 August 2012

RSI/CMA 2012 Early Registration extended

Early registration has been extended through Friday, Aug. 17, for the upcoming RSI/CMA 2012 event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, in Chicago Sept. 22-25. Those registering by Aug. 17 will receive a $50 discount.

Thursday, 09 August 2012
09 August 2012

Bombardier: Rail markets remain resilient

Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday that its Transportation unit had a strong second quarter, though earnings were off slightly due to the timing of large deliveries.

Thursday, 09 August 2012
09 August 2012

North American nations score weekly traffic gains

Freight carload traffic and intermodal volume rose for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico during the week ending Aug. 4, 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

Thursday, 09 August 2012
09 August 2012

Rail Link gets Wyoming safety/health award

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Wednesday subsidiary Rail Link, Inc. has received the Wyoming Governor's Award for Safety and Health in the Large Mine-Site Contractor category for the second consecutive year.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012
08 August 2012

L.B. Foster takes warranty charge against 2Q earni ...

L.B. Foster Co. on Wednesday said its second-quarter 2012 earnings and sales declined relative to the comparable quarter in 2011, but noted a solid backlog for rail product orders and also expressed confidence that an ongoing warranty issue with Union Pacific would be resolved.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012
08 August 2012

BNSF picks RailComm for New Mexico yard

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Tuesday BNSF has added the company's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System to its Belen Yard, N.M., facility.

Tuesday, 07 August 2012
07 August 2012

Dr. Allan Zarembski heads University of Delaware r ...

Noted railway civil engineering and safety consultant and researcher Dr. Allan M. Zarembski has accepted a position as research professor and director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware.

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