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Pittsburg, Kan.-based Watco Transportation Services on Tuesday announced the “successful start-up” of the Autauga Northern Railroad (AUT), which began serving customers last Saturday. AUT is Watco’s third railroad in Alabama, Watco said. ...
Efforts by North Carolina legislators to reject $462 million in federal funds for higher-speed rail (HrSR) improvements have stalled, following objections from Democrats, business interests, and at least three mayors within the Tar Heel State, as well as quiet disagreement among Republicans themselv ...
A move seeking to scuttle California’s high speed rail program in the state Assembly was thwarted by pro-rail forces, keeping the Golden State’s HSR efforts in the forefront of U.S. possibilities and offering, perhaps, a sign of “pushback” from advocates of HSR and higher-spe ...
Testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials last week, Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson asserted “decisions made during the debate of reauthorizing The Safe, Accou ...
Canadian National announced Monday that it has acquired more than 1,000 new domestic containers. Around 800 are heated for moving temperature-sensitive goods. The remainder is standard dry containers. Jean-Jacques Ruest, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of CN, said th ...
Wabtec Corp. announced Monday that its MotivePower subsidiary has won a contract to build 22 new locomotives for CBH Group, a leading transporter of grain in Australia. ...
At least $1.5 billion of the $2 billion belatedly added to Fiscal Year 2011 budget cuts last week come from the Obama Administration’s high speed rail initiative, along with some urban programs, analysts said Monday. Congressional leaders late Friday agreed to cutting $38 billion from the FY11 ...
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is offering grants for station planning to seven cities located near the project's initial construction segment in the state’s Central Valley. ...
Amtrak’s Portal Bridge, considered one of the Northeast Corridor’s weakest infrastructure links, has received $38.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for design work, in preparation for the bridge’s eventual replacement. ...
The congressional budget accord reached late Friday night, averting a federal government shutdown, has in essence evaporated $271 million New Jersey forfeited, then sought to reclaim, for transit purposes. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued to seek the funding for New Jersey transp ...
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