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In a move welcomed by Maryland advocates of the “Purple Line” light rail transit project, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh says the university now is “absolutely committed” to having LRT serve its campus. Loh’s statement is a signal shift ...
The Surface Transportation Board has announced a public hearing to be held in Conejos, Colo., on a proposal by the San Luis and & Rio Grande Railroad to transfer onto railcars containers of contaminated dirt and debris from trucks originating at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. ...
Eugene, Ore.-based EDX Wireless said Wednesday its EDX® SignalRail™, a flexible RF planning tool, incorporates advanced route-based studies specifically designed for planning Positive Train Control (PTC) wireless networks. SignalRail also can be applied to other route-based ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based Railcomm says it is launching “On the Road with RailComm,” a mobile unit designed to offer on-site demonstrations of RailComm’s diverse technological solutions in yard control functionality. The mobile unit’s first stop next Monday, Feb. 7, will be in New ...
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors Tuesday said it voted unanimously to increase the capital budget for fiscal year 2011 MetroRail Expansion project from $158 million to $343.5 million. ...
Union Pacific said Tuesday its 2010 employee safety performance was the best in the company’s nearly 150-year history. Union Pacific’s full-year employee reportable injury rate was 1.37, a 6% improvement over the previous best of 1.45 established in 2009. ...
Axion International, a producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, said Tuesday it has signed a $15 million contract with a Class I railroad. The railroad, which was not identified, has agreed to purchase a minimum of $5 million per year of Axi ...
U.S. Class I railroads called train crews back to work at a steady pace in 2010, with the result that transportation (train and engine) employment increased 9.21% to 62.027 during the year. ...

UP-GensetIt’s good for the environment. It’s sound business practice. And it’s a strong argument for keeping railroads deregulated. 

The Association of American Railroads Affiliated Laboratory Program is a primary way in which the railroads maintain awareness of, adopt, and assimilate new technologies. This program also provides a pool of highly skilled university engineering and science experts who are familiar with railroads ...
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