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Wednesday, 08 February 2012
08 February 2012

FRA proposes new rail safety rule

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that it says will "require railroads to train and qualify employees in safety-related positions on federal railroad safety laws, regulations, and orders."

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
08 February 2012

Austin’s Cap Metro ponders Saturday service

Austin, Tex., may soon get weekend passenger rail service on its Red Line, if details with Capital Metro can be ironed out.

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
08 February 2012

Amtrak cleared for HrSR speeds in Midwest

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation have received federal approval to increase maximum speeds of Amtrak trains in western Michigan and northern Indiana to 110 mph, following successful installation and testing of a Positive Train Control system on Amtrak-owned trackage between Ka ...
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
08 February 2012

Skanska awarded New York subway contract

Skanska USA’s civil construction business unit announced Wednesday it has signed a $261.9 million contract with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Second Avenue Subway project in New York City.

Wednesday, 08 February 2012
08 February 2012

GWI reports 4Q, full-year earnings gain

Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income $33.3 million, compared with net income of $19.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. GWI's diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the fourth quarter of 2011 were 77 cents with 42.9 million weighted a ...
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
07 February 2012

Sacramento to host rail supply forum

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, along with representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, will join representatives from original equipment manufacturers Alstom, Bombardier, Electro-Motive Diesel, GE, NipponSharyo, Siemens, Talgo, and Wabtec at a one-day seminar in Sacramento Wedn ...
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
07 February 2012

APTA: Ways and Means transit posture hurtful

The American Public Transportation Association said Tuesday it will hold a media conference call Wednesday to brief callers on the “negative impact” the House Ways and Means Committees’ surface transportation proposal holds for public transit.

Tuesday, 07 February 2012
07 February 2012

Bombardier joins Russian joint venture for trams

Uralvagonzavod, Russia-based OJSC and Bombardier Transportation reportedly have established a joint venture to manufacture streetcars for the world’s largest nation, signing a letter of intent.

Monday, 06 February 2012
06 February 2012

RailComm expands system at BNSF yard

RailComm has expanded its existing yard system at BNSF's mechanical facility in Memphis, Tenn. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System is used to remotely control derails.

Monday, 06 February 2012
06 February 2012

Thales Group lands Singapore signaling contracts

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France-based Thales Group said Monday it had landed a contract with Singapore’s SMRT Corp. Ltd.to supply its SelTrac Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) to resignal SMRT’s North-South and East-West rail lines, covering a combined 100 kilometers (62 miles) and serving ...
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