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To ease track maintenance on a system that operates 24/7 and to make it safer for workers, MTA New York City Transit in January will launch a pilot Segment Closure…
November 14, 2011

Bill Sneed, 1926-2011

Bill Sneed, a longtime employee with The Rails Co., died Nov. 3, 2011 at his home in Naperville, Ill., at age 85.“His constant smile and many jokes, not to mention…
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Monday officially named Joseph J. Lhota its new executive director, effective immediately. Lhota, nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Oct. 20 to serve as MTA’s chairman…
Thermo King said Monday it is introducing two new products, the Heat King 430 series for rail, truck, and trailer, and the Auto Fresh Air Exchange for SB-RR refrigeration units…
Amtrak now holds 73% of the combined New York-Washington air-rail travel market, according to Drew Galloway, Amtrak assistant vice president for Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Investment Development. Amtrak also now…
November 11, 2011

UTU merger back on track?

A message from United Transportation Union International President Mike Futhey, dated Nov. 10 and posted on UTU’s website, suggests the UTU is once more exploring a merger with the Sheet…
GO Transit says it has launched GO Mobile, the rail operator’s first official mobile application, in collaboration with Ryers on University. GO Transit says the app is now available on…
Siemens AG Thursday announced it achieved record operating results in fiscal year 2011, and expects “moderate organic revenue growth, with orders again exceeding revenues for a book-to-bill ratio of well…
Customers waiting for trains on Long Island Railroad and Metro-North platforms in New York will be prohibited from smoking at those locations beginning Sunday, Nov. 13, as a new law…
Wood Energy Group, a crosstie reclamation company, has announced plans to expand and relocate to a 10-acre site at Louisiana & Northwest Railroad’s Iron Bridge Road new transload facility in…
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