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Bombardier Transportation Wednesday said it has been awarded another major contract in Latvia for its INTERFLO 200 signaling, to be used in the “Second Railway Track Construction, Skrivery-Krustpils” project. ...
Wabtec Corp. announced Wednesday that it has strengthened its presence in Brazil by acquiring Adantech Industria e Comercio de Metal, a friction products company serving both transit and freight markets. ...
Parsons Corp. Wednesday said it has appointed William “Bill” Crosbie vice president of Railroad Programs and Deputy Sector Manager in the Rail and Transit Division of its Transportation Group. Crosbie will lead the overall expansion and strategic development of Parsons' railroad program ...
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. ...
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