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What the sudden surge in orders means for carbuilders and their customers. A giant bulge in freight car orders in this year’s first quarter sent waves of optimism through an industry that is the bedrock of the railway supply business. There were also undercurrents of concern.

New Orleans’ Regional Transit Authority next week expects to select one of six bids submitted for extending streetcar service along Loyola Avenue to link Canal Street with Union Passenger Terminal. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is scheduled join city officials for a ceremonia ...
Ansaldo STS has been provisionally awarded the tender to build Line 4 of the Milan (Italy) Metro, as part of a temporary consortium. The consortium includes Impregilo, Astaldi, Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda, Sirti, and ATM. ...
Bombardier Transportation has signed 10-year contract valued at $165 million with Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to continue operating and maintaining the airport’s automatic people mover system. Bombardier received an order for the elevated dual-lane guideway system in 2000. ...
The White House on Thursday began unveiling what it said would be “hundreds of regulatory changes that could save businesses billions of dollars and tens of millions of hours of work.” The proposals reduce costs while “maintaining the critical health and safety pr ...
--> Sound Transit’s Board of Directors, under political pressure from Federal Way, Wash., representatives, said Thursday they would seek less-costly options for extending light rail transit to Federal Way. Board members expressed sympathy to objections by Federal Way tha ...
New Jersey Transit will repair or “renew” three grade crossings this summer on its Pascack Valley Line, which traverses eastern Bergen County, according to spokeswoman Courtney Carroll. ...

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates MUNI, already faces a $2.2 billion shortfall in its capital budget.

In another matter, SFMTA on Thursday said that, effective immediately, folding bicycles are allowed on all MUNI vehicles, except cable cars. --> San Francisco's Transport Workers Union Local 250-A is pressuring MUNI to seek repeal of Proposition G, a voter initiative funding improvements to light rail and bus operations and infrastructure. The union's effort appears aimed at strengthening its bargaining position in upcoming talks. ...
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending May 21, 2011 rose 2.3% compared with the same week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the week advanced 8.7% measured against the comparable week in 2010. ...
25 May 2011

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Norfolk Southern, aided by its giant pink ambulating public safety ambassador “Brainy,” will participate in the fifth annual Zombie Walk Friday in Memphis. This year’s parade is being held in support of the Mid-South Food Bank. ...
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