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Monday, 09 April 2012
09 April 2012

DART readies Orange Line test train

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Monday is running its first light rail transit test train on the five-mile extension of the Orange Line into Irving, Tex. The train will travel from Bachman Station to the Irving Convention Center.

Monday, 09 April 2012
09 April 2012

Funds spur Providence, R.I., streetcar plan

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has formally approved plans for a $126.7 million Providence streetcar system, including a financing mechanism for the project, and authorized a preliminary 2.5-mile route still subject to adjustment.

Monday, 09 April 2012
09 April 2012

U.S. freight traffic remains mixed: AAR

U.S. freight traffic continued its split personality impersonation spanning most of 2012 for the week ending March 31, 2012.

Thursday, 05 April 2012
05 April 2012

MARTA eyes LRT for Emory University

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is weighing light rail transit service to serve Emory University and neighborhood points, tying in with the agency's existing subway system.

Thursday, 05 April 2012
05 April 2012

Harsco lists orders, including from South Korea

Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. late Wednesday announced it had secured international orders for its railway track maintenance rail grinders totaling more than $20 million, including the company's first rail equipment order from South Korea. Harsco also has landed its first larger-capacity 30-s ...
Wednesday, 04 April 2012
04 April 2012

PATH Harrison station replacement expedited

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said Wednesday the 76-year-old Harrison PATH rail station is on a faster track to replacement after Port Authority commissioners last week authorized key steps to move the project forward.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
04 April 2012

Cubic-PATCO pilot moves to Phase Two

Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., which created the PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa® Prepaid Card, has announced Phase Two of the open payment pilot program. During this phase riders may use a plastic contactless Visa, MasterCard. or Discover card—or a virtual card in a wal ...
Wednesday, 04 April 2012
04 April 2012

Rail Logistics-Cold Train announces partnership

Quincy, Wash.-based Rail Logistics-Cold Train and Interstate Distributor Co. have announced a partnership in which Cold Train will utilize a dedicated fleet of trucks from Interstate Distributor Co. for short-haul drayage service to and from the Port of Quincy, Wash., Intermodal Terminal.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
04 April 2012

Bombardier train wins Red Dot Design Award

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday its Regina X55 intercity train, which entered service with Sweden's SJ in February, has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award by Germany's renowned Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
04 April 2012

RailComm aids Michigan short line dispatching

Marquette, Mich.-based Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad (LS&I) has been using RailComm's state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system to dispatch its railroad since 2007, but the DOC® System at LS&I will soon be able to be accessed through web-enabled so ...
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