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Patriot Rail Corp., which owns and operates 12 short line railroads, announced the appointment of David J. Rohal to its management team as vice president, reporting to Chairman, President, and CEO Gary O. Marino.

Los Angeles-based AECOM Technology Corp. announced Monday that Keith Hampson has joined the company as global transit and rail director for its transportation business. ...
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet says it has selected CH2M Hill provide on-call construction management services for the Portland to Milwaukie light rail transit extension project. The 7.3-mile, $1.4 billion project will connect Portland State University in downtown Portland with southeast Portland, Milw ...
Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track and Turnout Co. said Monday it is acquiring Memphis-based Conley Frog and Switch movable bridge patterns and patent rights, which involve “rail arrangements for vertical, swing, and draw-type bridges.” Atlantic Track says with the purcha ...

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Thursday said that Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) has become its newest member.

Represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee, the major U.S. railroads late Thursday reached tentative agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association, which together represent about 26,500 employees in collective ...

Hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, led by activist investor William Ackman, said Thursday it has held “productive” discussions with Canadian Pacific Railway.

Canadian Pacific has executed a trackage rights agreement with the Iowa Northern Railway that it says “expands CP’s market reach in Iowa and increases rail business options for customers’ agricultural commodities via CP anad IANR track.” The agreement provides Iowa Northern rights to oper ...
U.S. freight carload traffic rose 4.0% in the week ending Nov. 26, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the week almost matched that percentage gain, up 3.7% compared with the same week last year. ...
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has begun pondering its next contract for operations of its regional (“commuter”) services in the Bay State and neighboring Rhode Island, estimated to be worth $300 million per year. ...
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