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Railway Age’s annual survey shows that 1,129 passenger railcars were delivered to operators in the U.S. and Canada in 2010. That was just 12 cars shy the 1,141 that the magazine reported were ordered in 2009, which itself was the highest level of deliveries since 2002. ...
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday it has signed a five-year contract with Houston Airport System of the City of Houston for the operation and maintenance of its INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover system at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Subject to meeting the agreed performance targe ...
The Whitmore Group has announced Bruce Wise has joined the company as director of railroad sales, and will oversee the global railroad operations of the company. Wise comes to the Whitmore Group after serving as vice president and general manager of Portec Rail Products, Inc.—RMP Division. ...
Hattiesburg, Miss.-based South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) says it is suing Norfolk Southern, claiming NS holds a monopoly on coal delivery to the association’s Plant Morrow plan tin Purvis, Miss., that lead to inflated costs. SMEPA claims Norfolk Southern has u ...

Virginia’s plans to expand Amtrak passenger rail service to Norfolk, Va., will be pursued without sacrificing Amtrak’s current route through the state’s Tidewater region, which terminates at Newport News, on the north side of the James River.

Some Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority regional rail riders Monday were able to access “quiet cars” under MBTA’s newly instituted program. ...
U. S. railroads reported 665 fatalities in the first 10 months of 2010, with all but 41 attributed to grade crossing accidents and trespassing. ...

vantuono96x72In his own words, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, Railway Age’s 2011 Railroader of the Year, was a kid who loved trains.

U.S. freight carload traffic for the holiday week ending Dec. 25 rose sharply, up 29.3%, compared with the same week in 2009, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal traffic also was robust, up 25.1% compared to the same week in 2009. AAR noted, “Both the curre ...
Fares rose again Thursday for customers of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, still struggling to fill a large gap in MTA’s operating budget. Single-ride subway fares rose to $2.50, and while MTA’s 30-day unlimited pass remained in existence, its price is now $104. W ...
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