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Friday, 03 August 2012
03 August 2012

FEC cashes in on Florida airport project

The Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood airport runway extension project in Broward County is producing a mini-boom in traffic for Florida East Coast Railway.

Friday, 03 August 2012
03 August 2012

Bombardier wins new AirTrain contract

Bombardier Transportation announced Friday that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to provide operations and maintenance services for the AirTrain system at Newark Liberty International Airport for a further 10 years. The contract, which includes a capit ...
Thursday, 02 August 2012
02 August 2012

GWI plans rail line in Labrador Trough

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and a new subsidiary, KeRail Inc., have entered into an agreement with Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd. (TSMC) for KeRail to provide transportation for the 4.2 million tons of iron ore TSMC expects to ship annually from a mine it is developing near Schefferville, Quebec ...
Thursday, 02 August 2012
02 August 2012

Rail intermodal has best July in history

The Association of American Railroads reported Thursday that rail intermodal volume in July was 946,071 trailers and containers, up 5.6% compared with July 2011. U.S. rail carloads totaled 1,103,733, off 0.7%, compared with July 2011. The July 2012 weekly intermodal average of 236,518 trailers an ...
Thursday, 02 August 2012
02 August 2012

L. B Foster wins SMART concrete tie order

L.B. Foster Co. announced Thursday a contract to provide 89,175 of its CXTA Concrete Ties for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project. The CXT ties, equipped for Pandrol Fastclip rail fasteners, are to be installed on the new San Francisco Bay Area rail system connecting Sonoma County ...
Thursday, 02 August 2012
02 August 2012

NS’s Rathbone, Squires trade places

Norfolk Southern has always sought to broaden the experience of its senior management team. In keeping with that philosophy, John P. Rathbone was named executive vice president finance and chief financial officer, and James A. Squires was named executive vice president administration.

Thursday, 02 August 2012
02 August 2012

PB lands HrSR construction services contract

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an on-call contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) for construction services in support of the agency’s efforts to implement accelerated rail services along the higher-speed rail (HrSR) corridor between Chicago and ...
Wednesday, 01 August 2012
01 August 2012

GWI Australia buys key freight terminal

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced Wednesday that subsidiary Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd. (GWA) purchased an intermodal and freight terminal in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, from Asciano Services Pty Ltd. (AIO). As part of the transaction GWA is selling A ...
Wednesday, 01 August 2012
01 August 2012

Trespassing and crossing deaths cloud safety pictu ...

In train operations, the railroads continue to post impressive safety gains. This year's first five months, according to preliminary counts released Tuesday by the Federal Railroad Administration, saw declines of 33.3% in collision, to 46 from 69; 22.8% in derailments, to 484 from 627; and 19.0% ...
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
31 July 2012

NY-NJ ExpressRail port traffic grows 10%

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey reported July 31 that ExpressRail, its rail system serving New York and New Jersey marine terminals, reported a record 10% increase in cargo transported during the first half of 2012.

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