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Wednesday, 30 November 2011
30 November 2011

Can alchemists turn dross into gold?

Transportation in 2011 will be a casualty in the war between Republicans and Democrats. Transportation projects are expensive and Congress in the past has committed huge sums to highway construction and maintenance, inland waterway development, and airport projects. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
30 November 2011

Keeping things running smoothly

Railroads have long acknowledged the benefits offered by rail lubrication. But companies in the friction modifier market are continuing to make advances to help their railroad customers.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
30 November 2011

Va. advocates push another Amtrak extension

Buoyed by recent state-supported extensions of Amtrak service that have proven popular, state rail advocates are clamoring for Amtrak service to be extended to Virginia’s southwestern reaches, including Roanoke, Va., last served by Amtrak’s Hilltopper in 1979.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
30 November 2011

Watco to control Wisconsin & Southern

Pittsburgh, Kan.-based Watco Transportation Services, LLC has announced it is acquiring what it calls “controlling ownership” of Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR). Watco’s acquisition adds Wisconsin’s second-largest railroad to it stable of short line and region ...
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
30 November 2011

Boggs joins Birmingham Rail & Locomotive

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Inc. (BR&L) on Tuesday said it had named Brent F. Boggs director of Relay Operations. Boggs will lead business development within the relay rail and OTM markets with an emphasis on expanding procurement and distribution throughout North America. ...
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
30 November 2011

TriMet starts work on MAX solar project

TriMet on Tuesday began installing solar panels at the South Terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines at SW Jackson Street, near Portland State University (Ore). The agency says that, when completed, the site will be the first solar energy project utilized along TriMet's 52-mile MAX light rail ...
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
29 November 2011

BLET, ATDA say no to cooling off period

The nation’s freight railroads have reached settlements with 10 of the 13 major rail unions covering more than 60% of 132,000 employees in the current round of bargaining, but a potential strike is still looming.The National Carriers Conference Committee, which represents more than 3 ...
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
29 November 2011

Metro-North set to open new station

MTA Metro-North Railroad will begin service to the new Fairfield Metro Station on Monday, Dec. 5. Located midway between the Fairfield and Bridgeport stations, Fairfield Metro has 1,400 parking spaces.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
29 November 2011

Canadian Pacific sells $500 million in debt

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced Tuesday that that subsidiary Canadian Pacific Railway Co. is issuing: US$250 million of 4.50% Notes due 2022 and US$250 million of 5.75% Notes due 2042. The transaction is expected to close on Dec.1.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
29 November 2011

Ansaldo signs $1.3B Honolulu contract

Ansaldo on Tuesday announced that its Honolulu Joint Venture, a consortium comprising Finmeccanica companies Ansaldo STS and AnsaldoBreda, has signed a contract with the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to supply the technology and vehicles for the driverless metro line being advanced ...
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