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Wednesday, 18 July 2012
18 July 2012

CTA to modernize maintenance facilities

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday to mark the launch of a $205 million program to rehabilitate and modernize the agency's rail and bus maintenance facilities.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
18 July 2012

USPS ponders boosting mail by rail

Hit-or-miss efforts (mostly miss) by the U.S. Postal Service to move mail by railroad have characterized the mode's declining mail modal share for decades, but the USPS is once more eyeing freight railroads as a way to lower costs and improve efficiency.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
18 July 2012

CP, frac sand company announce pact

Canadian Pacific and Smart Sand, Inc., Wednesday announced a strategic long-term partnership "under which the two companies will supply and ship premium, Northern White frac sand to the unconventional oil and gas industry in key North America producing regions (including the Bakken and Eagle Ford ...
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

CSX earnings rise, operating ratio falls

CSX Corp. late Tuesday announced second-quarter net earnings of $512 million, or $0.49 per share, versus $506 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same period last year—a 7% year-over-year improvement.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

FRA, OSHA act to protect whistleblowers

The Federal Railroad Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday an agreement "to improve coordination between the two agencies in enforcing the whistleblower provision of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA)."

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

Bechtel completes Dulles aerial guideway

A Bechtel-led team has completed construction of a three-mile aerial guideway that is part of the 11.7 mile alignment in Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. The guideway will carry WMATA Metrorail trains over major highways and through Tysons Corner, Va.,a busy suburb ...
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

Intermodal powers KCS to record quarter

With a 23% increase in intermodal revenue taking some of the sting out of 14% slump in revenue from utility coal, Kansas City Southern has reported second-quarter 2012 revenue of $545 million. That's an increase of 2% over the second quarter of 2011.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

Alstom chosen for Denmark ERTMS

Alstom says it has signed a contract with Danish railway infrastructure owner Banedanmark to deliver on-board equipment to railway operators in Denmark, and to equip 503 train cars with Atlas ERTMS1 signaling capabilities.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

Ottawa LRT plan gets federal nod

Canada's capital city on Monday said it "has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project."

Tuesday, 17 July 2012
17 July 2012

For RRV&W, a 25th anniversary

July 19, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. (RRV&W), based in Wahpeton, N.D., the regional railroad announced Tuesday.

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