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Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, said Tuesday it has signed a $15 million contract with a Class I railroad. The railroad, which was not identified, has agreed to purchase a minimum of $5 million per year of Axi ...
U.S. Class I railroads called train crews back to work at a steady pace in 2010, with the result that transportation (train and engine) employment increased 9.21% to 62.027 during the year. ...

UP-GensetIt’s good for the environment. It’s sound business practice. And it’s a strong argument for keeping railroads deregulated. 

The Association of American Railroads Affiliated Laboratory Program is a primary way in which the railroads maintain awareness of, adopt, and assimilate new technologies. This program also provides a pool of highly skilled university engineering and science experts who are familiar with railroads ...

While railroads have come a long way toward maximum utilization of their plant and workforce, the journey isn’t over. History tells us that in a healthy industry, every year brings its share of productivity breakthroughs.

The National Railroad Passenger Corp., Amtrak, began operating on May 1, 1971, with a fleet of aging equipment inherited from the freight railroads, which had been relieved of their obligation to operate intercity passenger services by the federal government. Forty years later, Amtrak is hauling rec ...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has upset the implementation schedule for central Florida’s planned SunRail regional passenger rail service, by freezing state funding intended for the project. ...
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $750,000 grant to study the expansion of Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor, currently established between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, west from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The grant is from FRA’s fiscal year 20 ...
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year competition. Short lines and regionals—and there are more than 500 of them—are invited to submit entries describing outstanding achievement in one or a combination of areas. ...
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday released an agenda for 2011 that it said “continues a fundamental re-shaping of the MTAthat includes cost-cutting that will result in cumulative savings of $3.8 billion by 2014; and customer service improvements begun last year s ...
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