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Tuesday, 27 March 2012
27 March 2012

FTA OKs TEX Rail for preliminary engineering

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the "T") said its TEX Rail commuter rail project has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration "to advance to Preliminary Engineering." The authority made the announcement Monday at its Board of Directors meeting.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
27 March 2012

Rail Runner Express to expand weekend service

Shrugging off budget pressures and continued verbal attacks from New Mexico anti-rail partisans, New Mexico Rail Runner Express service will bolster its weekend schedule beginning Saturday, April 7.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
27 March 2012

Obituary: Frederick A. Winkler, 83

Frederick A. Winkler, general agent  of the Winchester & Western Railroad and a powerful voice within New Jersey railroading, died peacefully at his home in Clarksboro, N.J., on March 24, at age 83.

Monday, 26 March 2012
26 March 2012

New York MTA capital funds secured in deal

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly has brokered a deal with Republican state legislative leaders to fully fund the last three years of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital plan.

Monday, 26 March 2012
26 March 2012

For sale: Ontario Northland Railroad

Ontario's provincial government intends to end fiscal support of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, which oversees the Ontario Northland Railroad, which receives C$103 million a year in provincial fiscal support.

Monday, 26 March 2012
26 March 2012

Pittsburgh North Shore LRT extension opens

Pittburgh's light rail transit system officially added 1.2 route miles Sunday for revenue service, as the North Shore Connector began operations linking its namesake neighborhood with the city's downtown.

Monday, 26 March 2012
26 March 2012

FreightCar America sets commercial restructuring

FreightCar America, Inc. on Monday said it has named three individuals to manage its newly restructured commercial organization "to more directly present the full range of FreightCar America and FreightCar Rail Services products to its customers."

Monday, 26 March 2012
26 March 2012

Bombardier MITRAC Powerlab opens in Sweden

Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium power propulsion technology.

Friday, 23 March 2012
23 March 2012

RSI/CMA exhibit space applications now online

Exhibit space is now available for the RSI/CMA 2012, set for Sept. 23-25 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago. Railway Supply Institute exhibits will be held in conjunction with the Coordinated Mechanical Association's technical sessions.

Friday, 23 March 2012
23 March 2012

Sydney, Australia, to scrap monorail for LRT

New South Wales government officials in Australia have announced that the state has acquired Metro Transport Sydney (MTS), the company that owns monorail and light rail operations, in an A$19.8 million (US$20.6 million) deal. The acquisition is part of a plan to redevelop the Darling Harbour Conv ...
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