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Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line/Regional Railroad of the Year competition. Short lines and regionals—and there are more than 500 of them—are invited to submit entries describing outstanding achievement in one or a combination of areas. ...
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday released an agenda for 2011 that it said “continues a fundamental re-shaping of the MTAthat includes cost-cutting that will result in cumulative savings of $3.8 billion by 2014; and customer service improvements begun last year s ...
Harsco Corp. on Friday announced plans for revitalizing its long-standing Harrisburg Steel operating site in central Harrisburg, Pa., as a new regional supercenter for its Infrastructure business group. The initiative will create nearly 20 new jobs for the region's economy and bring new vitality to ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday that short line Fort Worth & Western Railroad has extended its contract with RailComm for its computerized Track Warrant Control System. ...
Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) ticket vending machines will be the same as those of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) regional rail service, DCTA said Thursday. DCTA’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 11 GFI Genfare Vendstar III Ticke ...
LaGrange, Ill.-based Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) said Friday it has signed an agreement to supply five new SD70ACe locomotives to Quebec North Shore and Labrador (QNS&L), a subsidiary of Iron Ore of Canada. As well, EMD announced Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V. (Ferromex) has signed a pur ...
Bayonne, N.J., demonstrably the most pro-light rail transit community in New Jersey, will be rewarded for such support on Monday when New Jersey Transit dedicates its latest extension of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit, adding roughly one mile to the system’s southern terminus. Th ...
27 January 2011

AAR:

U.S. freight carload traffic rose 1.5% in the week ending January 22, compared with the third week of 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, categorizing the advance as “modest.” U.S. intermodal traffic growth was slightly more robuts, up 6.2% for the week compared wi ...
Opening statements Thursday from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-Fla.) and Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on high speed rail for the Northeast Corridor found both in support of HSR, though clearl ...
27 January 2011

FEC names new COO

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has named Joel Haka Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Feb. 21, 2011. ...
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