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11 January 2011

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The Association of American Railroads Tuesday said 2010 saw U.S. freight carload traffic in 2010 rose 7.3%, to 14.8 million total carloads, compared with 13.8 million carloads in 2009. Total U.S. annual intermodal traffic in 2010 increased 14.2%, with 11.3 million total truck trailers and shipping c ...
William Schafer, Jr., has joined TranSystems’ Freight Railroads Group, TransSystems announced Tuesday. The company noted Schafer has more than 30 years experience in the rail industry, specializing in railroad operational requirements and integration with facilities planning and design. ...
Austin, Tex.’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has appointed Melvin Clark vice president of rail operations, beginning Jan. 31. Clark currently serves as district rail director for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority. Clark will oversee the manag ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based Railcomm said Monday it has been selected to provide remote control to one of New England Central Railroad’s bridges. ...
Barron’s Jan. 10 edition says Union Pacific “is poised to report one of its best years in its more than 140-year history, and could enjoy a stronger 2011 as the economy picks up.” ...
Gov. Chris Christie last week outlined a plan to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), tapping funds generated from toll roads and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) that initially were to be generated for the now-cancelled trans-Hudson rail tunnel. ...
Bollingbrook, Ill.-based Wi-Tronix®, LLC said Monday it is “moving into our new facility located at 631 East Boughton Road, Suite 240, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.” ...
Atlantic Track and Turnout Co. said it is expanding its trackwork manufacturing capability with the groundbreaking for a 20,000 sq. ft. addition to its Richmond, Ill., trackwork manufacturing facility. The addition will house new equipment broadening the range of products and services ...
Canadian National announced Monday that it plans to launch in April a new container chassis, EcoRide, that’s expected to reduce fuel consumption inthe trucking of containers to and from its intermodal terminals by 8% to 10%. ...
Eugene K, Garfield, who created the American Auto-Train concept, died last week at age 74. Garfield worked as assistant to Alan S. Boyd, the Secretary of Transportation under President Lyndon Johnson, and also as an assistant to the President’s chief of staff. During that time, G ...
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