Though not the only mode on display, streetcars dominated the APTA Expo 2011 floor show. Bombardier, Siemens, Kinkisharyo, Kawasaki, Brookville Equipment Corp., and United Streetcar all showed prototypes.
The FRA and the AAR’s Safety Appliance Task Force have joined forces to improve these safety-critical pieces of hardware. The FRA recently amended regulations related to safety appliance arrangements on railroad equipment.
L.B. Foster Co. is delivering rail and trackwork products valued at $3.4 million for the construction of 8.5 miles of track at the new Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes Star Steel pipe mill in Youngstown, Ohio. The contractor is Wintrow Construction of Barberton, Ohio.
Members of three more unions have ratified new contracts with U.S. freight railroads, it was announced Tuesday.
Faiveley Transport says it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Graham‐White, a designer and manufacturer of compressed air drying technology and brake components for locomotives and rail transit markets.