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Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

Rail industry goal: 5,000 jobs for vets this year

The freight railroads, intercity passenger and commuter railroads, and 
rail supply companies of the United States expect to hire more than 5,000
 veterans in 2012.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

Wabtec wins Australia ECP order

Wabtec Corp. announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract valued at about $28 million to supply electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking equipment for 159 locomotives operated by Rio Tinto, a mining company in Australia. The contract covers equipment, software, test&nbs ...
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

Hawthorne named NYAB president

New York Air Brake has appointed Michael J. Hawthorne as president, effective July 1, 2012, upon the retirement of J. Paul Morgan.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

Truckers forecast steady rise in intermodal

The American Trucking Associations' Freight Transport to 2023 forecast, released Monday, predicts that rail intermodal tonnage will rise 6.2% a year between 2012 and 2017, slowing to 5.4% annually through 2023.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

CATS extension gets FTA nudge

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Tuesday gave Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) approval to proceed to Final Design of Charlotte's 9.3-mile LYNX Blue Line Extension project, also called the "Northeast Corridor."

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

GE expands New York battery factory

General Electric Co. Tuesday said it will expand its new, advanced manufacturing battery factory in Schenectady, N.Y., which is part of the company's new Energy Storage business.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

NJT RiverLINE resumes regular service

New Jersey Transit Monday said its RiverLINE passenger rail service has resumed regular service, more than 10 months after Hurricane Irene savaged large swaths of the Northeast.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
10 July 2012

Railroad accidents decline

The latest Federal Railroad Administration accident report, covering this year's first four months, again shows strong safety gains for railroads.

Monday, 09 July 2012
09 July 2012

Amtrak touts NEC needs as HSR gathering looms

Timing its latest revision of plans for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to coincide with an international high speed rail conference this week in Philadelphia, Amtrak Monday released an updated vision of NEC HSR, estimating the cost at $151 billion.

Monday, 09 July 2012
09 July 2012

CN beefs up B.C. North Line capacity

Canadian National announced that it will build five extended sidings this year as part of a multiyear C$155 million program to expand capacity in the Edmonton, Alta.-Prince Rupert, B.C., corridor.

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