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Tuesday, 06 March 2012
06 March 2012

Thales awarded Korean signaling contract

Thales announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract from Hyundai Rotem for communications-based train control (CBTC) signaling on the Sin Bundang Line, linking Seongnam, South Korea, with Seoul, the capital.

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
06 March 2012

Seattle First Hill streetcar construction set

The Seattle City Council Monday approved a $68 million contract to Stacy & Witbeck to oversee the First Hill streetcar project, expected to begin construction next month.

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
06 March 2012

Harsco lands more maintenance equipment orders

Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. late Monday announced new U.S. and international orders in its Harsco Rail track maintenance services, equipment, and parts business totaling more than $25 million.

Monday, 05 March 2012
05 March 2012

Maersk Line, BNSF team for “Flagship Service”

Madison, N.J.-based Maersk Line announced on Monday its new "Flagship import service direct from Asia to five key markets in North America—Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Memphis, and northwest Ohio"—in conjunction with Class I railroad BNSF Railway.

Monday, 05 March 2012
05 March 2012

New York subway ridership continues climbing

MTA New York City Transit says annual ridership on New York's subway system continued advancing in 2011, up 2.3% from 2010. That translates into about 1.640 billion riders for the year; the exact annual figure was not released immediately by MTA. Annual ridership in 2010 was 1.604 billion, itself ...
In a case involving asbestos exposure in railroad repair work, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the Locomotive Inspection Act, as interpreted in 1923, preempts subsequent state laws with respect to worker exposure to brake shoes and insulation containing asbestos. ...
Friday, 02 March 2012
02 March 2012

UP CEO Jim Young to take medical leave

Union Pacific announced Friday that James R. Young , its chairman, president, and CEO, will take a medical leave of absence from his responsibilities as president and CEO while he is being treated for recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer. He will remain chairman of the board during ...
Friday, 02 March 2012
02 March 2012

Industry readies for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is Thursday, March 8, and the Railway Supply Institute is urging RSI members, and indeed all pro-rail interests, to "help educate policymakers on the positive impact our job-producing industry has on the U.S. economy."

Friday, 02 March 2012
02 March 2012

Speed a factor in VIA Rail accident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is continuing its investigation of the VIA Rail accident in Burlington, Ontario Feb. 26 that killed three crewmembers and injured at least 35 passengers. But TSB said it already has determined that excessive speed on a crossover was a contributing factor ...
Thursday, 01 March 2012
01 March 2012

Architect of Change Matt Rose: Focused on capital ...

To borrow a term from the automobile industry, when you look closely at BNSF Railway, “this is not your father’s railroad.”

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