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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said it has been selected to upgrade an existing yard system at BNSF Corwith’s mechanical facility in Chicago. RailComm’s Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System will be used to remotely control derails. ...
12 October 2011

Metro-North

Metro-North Railroad on Oct. 17 will join the ranks of U.S. passenger railroads offering “quiet cars” on select trains, as it debuts its “Quiet CALMmute” service on “approximately 31 trains that operate between Grand Central [Terminal] and Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and Wass ...
CSX Transportation announced Tuesday that work is now complete or under way at one-third of the clearance projects required for phase one of itspublic-private National Gateway initiative, which spans a rail corridor between North Baltimore, Ohio, and Chambersburg, Pa. This progress keeps the project ...
An arbitrator has ruled that a merger of the United Transportation Union and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA)—now viewed by many as a takeover of the UTU—be implemented at the “earliest possible date.” In a decision announced Tuesday, Arbitrator Micha ...
Three companies seek to land a contract later this month from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to implement a contactless fare payments system. The system, estimated by SEPTA to cost $100 million, will enable Philadelphia-area riders to use credit or debit cards, as we ...
Canada Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Denis Lebel has re-introduced legislative amendments to improve railway safety nationwide. The move follows Canada's Economic Action Plan, under which the federal government committed C$44 million over a five-year period begi ...
New Jersey Transit Monday activated its new Plauderville Station in Garfield, N.J., served by NJT’s Bergen County Line. The new station is “fully accessible to customers with disabilities and provides more convenient access to the station from the parking area,” NJT said in a st ...
Grenada Railway's petition to abandon 81.3 miles of line in six Mississippi counties, announced Friday by the Surface Transportation Board, has drawn strong local opposition. ...

MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).

The Federal Transit Administration has approved San Diego’s proposed extension of its Mid-Coast Corridor Transit light rail line, running from the city’s Old Town Transit center to the University of California-San Diego and Westfield University Town Center. The move allows the city to v ...
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