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New specifications for diesel-electric locomotives were approved Wednesday by the Next Generation Corridor Equipment Pool Committee, in what the committee called the next step in a national effort to make it easier, faster, and cheaper to build and purchase rail cars and other equipment for Amer ...
Testifying before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the newly formed Association of Independent Rail Operators (AIPRO) last week advanced a three-point proposal entitled “Finding Ways to Encourage and Increase Private Sector Participation in Passenger Rail Service.&rdqu ...
In a rate case closely monitored by railroads and coal interests, the Surface Transportation Board announced a decision Tuesday giving a utility a limited but important victory. The agency awarded the utility a competitive rail transportation alternative while denying other requested relief. ...
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Monday states within Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) can apply for $2.4 billion in federal funding originally targeted toward Florida’s high speed rail plan, rejected earlier this month by Fla. Gov. Rick Scott and ...
Union Pacific, which plans to build a $400 million refueling facility in Santa Teresa, N.M., has won the approval of New Mexico’s Senate for a tax incentive in connection with the project. ...
Chicago Freight Car Leasing said Tuesday Paul B. Deasy has been promoted to president of the company. Deasy will oversee all day-to-day activities and work with the company’s executive team of future strategic decisions. Deasy, who most recently was director of sales and busines ...
Trinity Industries, Inc. and GATX Corp. announced Tuesday an agreement where Trinity Rail Group, LLC will supply GATX with 12,500 railcars in the next five years. The order will include both tank cars and freight cars. “We are pleased to enter into this agreement with GATX,” ...
Not content with detaching Florida from any involvement in high speed rail, Gov. Rick Scott has put central Florida’s $1.2 billion Sunrail regional rail project on hold, at least until July. Scott says he wants to examine the project to see if it meets his criteria of providing taxpayers an ad ...
It still isn't clear how the Japanese earthquake will affect global commerce, but North American grain railroads are closely monitoring the situation. ...
Greater Toronto’s Metrolinx has turned to Bombardier Transportation for 50 BiLevel rail cars destined to serve GO Transit customers, valued at about US$128 million, Bombardier said Monday. ...
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