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U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending Dec. 18 was roughly breakeven measured against the comparable week in 2009, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, thus continuing a trend of moderate gains over the prior year. U.S. intermodal traffic for the same week notched a 5.0% ga ...
L.B. Foster Co. says it has begun delivering 28,500 tons of 115# standard continuous welded rail (CWR) to New England Central Railroad (NECR), an operating subsidiary of Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc., for upgrading approximately 140 miles of track. ...
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has received an order for 36 TRAXX locomotives from the German leasing company Railpool GmbH (Railpool). The contract is worth roughly $157 million. Delivery is scheduled to commence in July, with all 36 locomotives in service by November 2013. ...
Brian Brundige, Operations Manager at Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc. and The Railway Educational Bureau, Omaha, has been promoted to Director, effective Jan. 1. Brundige succeeds Pat Kentner, who has retired after serving as Director for 21 years. ...
The Department of Transportation said Wednesday it and the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) have reached an agreement officially releasing $98 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the National Gateway. Construction will begin on a key corridor of the National Gate ...
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it has signed a seven-year contract with the City and County of Denver, Department of Aviation(CCD), to operate and maintain the INNOVIA APM 100 automated peoplemover system at Denver International Airport (DIA) from 2011 to 2017. The contract is valued at ap ...
President Obama has nominated Ann D. Begeman, Republican staff director for the Senate Commerce Committee, to fill the Republican seat on the Surface Transportation Board now held by Chip Nottingham, whose term expires Dec. 31. Senate confirmation is required. ...
The Federal Transit Administration Tuesday announced $25.7 million in grant money through the Alternative Analysis grant program for 24 applicants to help evaluate and select the best options for new or expanded transit systems in their communities. FTA says it reviewed 67 applications from 30 ...
Canadian National has completed construction of the first major rail connection resulting from its acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. CN said the C$5 million connection at Griffith, Ind., creates a direct route for CN freight trains moving between Kirk Yard in Gary, Ind., and poin ...
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Tuesday it has shipped a second batch of its award-winning PowerHaul Locomotives to customer Freightliner Group Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The five locomotives, part of a 30-unit order, were manufactured at GE’s Erie plant, and will join the first batch ...
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