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On Dec. 16, 2010, after a 10-month process, L.B. Foster Co. completed its acquisition of Portec Rail Products, Inc., thus combining two of the rail industry’s longest-standing suppliers. Both companies are based in Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s original “railroad towns” ...
During Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week, General Electric will sign five agreements with Chinese partners that will bring an estimated $2 billion in revenue to the company. ...
AECOM Transportation has named Vice President, Strategic Programs John Barna as Director of its National High Speed Rail Practice. He replaces Al Engel, who left AECOM to head Amtrak’s high speed initiatives. ...
The Federal Transit Administration Tuesday issued a Record of Decision approving the City and County of Honolulu to proceed with construction of a $5.5 billion, 20-mile elevated metro rail line. ...
More than 300 supporters, elected officials, and business leaders reportedly gathered at the Rochester (Minn.) Art Center with the Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance (Alliance) Tuesday evening, unveiling “Zip Rail, ” a branding effort for high speed rail development linking Rochester, Min ...
Alstom Transport has named Guillaume Mehlman managing director of its North American region. ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has provided the GCOR dispatch system for Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee and Wyoming’s (GWI) 16 Southern Region railroads. ...
Less than one month remains to register for the 2011 American Railway Development Association Executive Forum, being held Feb. 16 in the David R. Goode Office Building, Atlanta, Ga., from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The one-day event will review the processes for developing rail-served indu ...
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 20.1%, and U.S. intermodal gained 8.6%, in the first week of 2011, ending January 8, compared with 2010’s first week, the Association of American Railroads reports. ...
Federal officials Thursday gave Maine’s Department of Transportation final approval to assume control of 233 miles of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway in the northern portion of the state. The state was prepared to assume control Friday, paying $20.1 million for the right-of-way. ...
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