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Economic Planning Associates, noting that demand for certain freight car types has weakened, has released figures reducing its forecast for 2012 by approximately 3,000 units. EPA said deliveries will rebound beginning in 2014.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012
31 July 2012

Operation Lifesaver notes “troubling trend”

Operation Lifesaver has taken note that deaths and injuries from crossing crashes and pedestrian-train incidents rose in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture has awarded the Rail Electrification business unit of Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (which also includes Siemens Mobility) a contract to provide the electrification for Honolulu’s under-construction rail rapid transit system.

The Wall Street Journal has named Union Pacific Chief Financial Officer Rob Knight to its “Best CFOs of 2012 List.” Knight, CFO since 2004, is the only transportation sector CFO to make the list.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012
31 July 2012

UP selected for automotive logistics award

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas Inc. (WWL), the primary North American logistics provider for Nissan vehicles, named Union Pacific and its Automotive group its 2011 Provider of the Year. The award evaluates railroad, truck, and short-sea companies to determine the best ov ...
Monday, 30 July 2012
30 July 2012

CIT Rail orders 3,000 tank cars

CIT Group Inc. announced Monday, July 30, that railcar lessor CIT Rail has ordered an additional 3,000 tank cars from multiple manufacturers. Deliveries are to begin in 2014.

Monday, 30 July 2012
30 July 2012

UP again wins Healthy Lifestyles award

Union Pacific has been named one of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, the only railroad to receive the award offered annually by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). UP has received this honor each year since the award's inception in 2005.

Friday, 27 July 2012
27 July 2012

Miami Metrorail airport link set to open

Sunday's official coming of Metrorail service to the Miami Intermodal Center will integrate Miami-Dade County's rapid transit system with Miami International Airport.

Friday, 27 July 2012
27 July 2012

STB keeps rate-case fees low

The Surface Transportation Board's latest update of fees shippers must pay to file cases and pleadings, released Friday, contains some increases but leaves unchanged the current $350 fee charged shippers to file a rate complaint, as well as the current $150 fee to file an expedited small rate cas ...
Friday, 27 July 2012
27 July 2012

Fort Worth TEX Rail gets federal grant

Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("the T") has been granted $4 million by the Federal Transit Administration to continue advancing TEX Rail, a 37-mile regional passenger rail service linking southwestern portions of Fort Worth, and the city's downtown area, with Grapevine, Tex., and with Dalla ...
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