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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
16 May 2012

GO Transit sets summer weekend Barrie service

On June 23, GO Transit will begin running a summer weekend GO Train service pilot along its Barrie line, which runs north from Toronto toward Lake Simcoe. This service pilot will operate on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between June 23 and September 3, GO Transit says.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

STB OKs reopening Adirondack rail route

The Surface Transportation Board on May 14 approved a request by Iowa Pacific Holdings to reopen a rail route deep in Adirondack State Park, N.Y., dismissing protests from an environmental group seeking to block reactivation.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

APTA: Fluctuating fuel prices spur transit use

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) Tuesday released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

TUV Rheinland celebrates 140th anniversary

TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
15 May 2012

FRA notes Downeaster expansion milestone

Amtrak's Downeaster expansion reached a milestone Monday with the official completion of new station platforms in Brunswick and Freeport, Me., which have not seen passenger rail service since 1959.

Monday, 14 May 2012
14 May 2012

L.B. Foster selling securement unit

L.B. Foster Co., an infrastructure products supplier, announced Monday that the will sell its railway securement business in a transaction scheduled for completion at mid-year.

Monday, 14 May 2012
14 May 2012

Invensys Rail Corp. announces PTC acquisition

Invensys Rail Corp. has acquired privately held PHW, Inc. from the current owner/managers for up to $24 million. Invensys says the acquisition was completed May 10. Pittsburgh-based PHW, Inc. will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Invensys Rail Corp.

Monday, 14 May 2012
14 May 2012

St. Paul Central Corridor LRT at halfway mark

Construction of the Central Corridor LRT Project is 50% complete, with a 75% mark anticipated by the end of the year, according to the Metropolitan Council, which among other duties oversees light rail construction in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

Monday, 14 May 2012
14 May 2012

NS creates "Protect the Line" security p ...

Norfolk Southern is inviting "everyone with a stake in rail operations—communities, businesses, and informed observers such as rail fans"—to join its new online security program, "Protect the Line."

Amtrak's Gateway Tunnel project, designed to add rail capacity on the Northeast Corridor under the Hudson River, will get its "fair share" of fiscal support from New Jersey, the state's transportation commissioner says.

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