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At Railway Age’s 2017 Rail Insights conference, attendees were treated to updates on a variety of current industry topics, such as the current status of Amtrak’s replacement of the Acela Express train, and a “what’s next” panel on the state of growth in North American ...
Thursday, 06 July 2017
06 July 2017

Toronto’s transit travails take a tepid turn

In the wake of Bombardier Transportation’s ongoing problems with light rail vehicles it’s building for various Ontario LRT projects, the purported combination of the railway businesses of Siemens and Bombardier appears to have taken on an interesting twist. This folllows the filing of an offi ...

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. railroads for the week ending July 1 originated 546,361 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2% compared with the same week in 2016.

Demand for new freight cars is on the rise, and builders appear to be aggressively using pricing tools to take advantage of the recovery and retain or increase market share, according to market research conducted by Cowen and Company analyst Mat ...
Thursday, 06 July 2017
06 July 2017

Western New York & Pennsylvania crews ratify B ...

In late May, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified their first-ever contract with the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad.

A New York area transit operator has acquired Strukton Rail North America Inc.'s remotely controlled ZKL 3000 RC shunting devices.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017
05 July 2017

MARTA moving to MTS

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom AG, whose U.S. operation is based in McLean, Va., a contract worth approximately $11 million for a ...
Wednesday, 05 July 2017
05 July 2017

Leica Geosystems expands to N.A. rail market

Leica Geosystems, a division of Hexagon Geosystems and a provider o ...
Wednesday, 05 July 2017
05 July 2017

Murta is SLSI Executive Director

Thomas “Tom” Murta will be joining the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) as its Executive Director on July 10, 2017. He replaces Ron Hynes, who left SLSI in June.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017
05 July 2017

Allowing market forces to improve rail safety

Legislation to improve rail safety through amplified use of the free-market forces of competition and innovation has been introduced in the Senate by Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).

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