The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has awarded Siemens a contract for 45 new S70 light rail vehicles, bringing the total number of Siemens LRVs supplied to MTS since 1981 to 244. MTS is Siemens’ largest U.S. LRV customer.
Kansas City Southern Railway is investing approximately $14.3 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its New Orleans Subdivision between Port Allen and Simmesport, La., and also at Norco, La., near New Orleans.
The most recent freight car forecast from Economic Planning Associates calls for deliveries of just under 62,000 units in 2016, as carbuilders work off significant backlogs, followed by a 21,000-car plummet in 2017, a slightly worse 2018, and the beginnings of a small rebound in 2019.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board would be doing itself a favor if chooses not to mess with UPS and heed the gargantuan railroad customer’s call to deep-six forced access, otherwise known as “reciprocal switching.”
Amtrak's only remaining dome car journeys into Upstate New York’s fall foliage for a final weekend, through Nov. 1. The six-week run began Sept. 29, and Amtrak reports ridership numbers have increased.
Davy Leung has been named a senior principal technical specialist in the Orange, California office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.
Amsted Rail announced Oct. 28 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of the Amsted Rail-Faiveley brake component business for freight cars.
CN announced Oct. 28 that it has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.