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Contrary to published reports, KinkiSharyo has continued to showcase its prototype ameriTRAM streetcar even after the APTA Annual Expo in New Orleans last October. The company had its prototype on display at the maintenance shops for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit (HBLRT) in Jersey City, N ...
Bombardier Transportation says it will supply 90 of its 430 series electric multiple unit (EMU) trains to Germany’s DB Regio AG, worth $648 million, to serve the Frankfurt metropolitan area. ...
Veolia Transportation says it has been awarded a two-year contract extension for operations and maintenance of the North Country Transit District (NCTD) Sprinter service in northern San Diego County, Calif.  ...
22 December 2011

Fast-in, fast-out

The classification yard is arguably the most complex operation on a railroad. Despite the growth in unit trains, breaking up and reconfiguring trains—blocking and tackling—remains one of the basics of railroading. Over the years, a lot of research and effort have gone into improving yard prod ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York has approved a $12.6 billion operating budget with no planned fare increases of service cuts though it comes with a funding gap of $68 million. “The 2012 budget is largely similar to the Final Proposed Budget presented to the Board in Novemb ...
ProTran1 says that After three years of development, the company has been awarded a major contract from Australia’s Imtram, Ltd., to supply several fail-safe bi-directional Portable Automatic Track Warning Systems which will be used by several Australian railways for work zone protection.& ...
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday the Essen Transport Authority (EVAG) has ordered 27 FLEXITY Classic trams; the contract is worth $94 million.  Bombardier will deliver two pre-series vehicles in August 2013, while the rest of the order will begin being delivered in March 2014. ...
Sumitomo Corp. of America this week has affirmed that it, in conjunction with partner Nippon Sharyo, entered into an agreement October 31 to supply Greater Toronto Area’s Metrolinx with six additional diesel multiple-units (DMUs), slated for use on Toronto’s planned rail line linking Tor ...
Contractors offer a range of expertise, which always points toward productivity. Maintenance-of-way contractors share a railroad's responsibility toward budgets, time frames, and above all else safety. Among business relationships in the rail industry, few can offer a partnership that strives f ...
22 December 2011

High Green

All signs point to another year of slow but solid traffic growth, strong pricing power, and continued investment in capacity. Global gloom and a still-fragile domestic economy caused many American businesses to raise caution flags as they sized up prospects for the New Year.

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