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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

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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. ...
L.B. Foster Co. has been awarded a contract by short line Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Co. (CRANDIC) to provide approximately 1,000 tons of 115# standard rail for the upgrade of aging track, and for the construction of a new 10,000-foot siding for a unit train interchange. ...
TransLink, the Greater Vancouver transit authority, said Thursday it has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., a business unit of Cubic Corp., a $220 million contract to deliver and operate a new smart card fare payment and revenue management system for the region’s rail, bus, ferry, and ...
Kansas City Southern Thursday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $52 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to $32 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2009. Excluding debt retirement costs related to refinancing activity in the fourth quarter 2010, adjusted diluted ...
Kevin M. Sheys has joined the Infrastructure Practice Group at Nossaman LLP as a partner. Sheys is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and represents clients nationally. His practice is focused on railroad transportation. ...
After more than 38 years of service, Gary VanDeluyster, a well-known and highly respected member of the railroad maintenance-of-way community, has retired from Nordco Inc. VanDeluyster started as a draftsman in the engineering department of what was then Nordberg in N ...
26 January 2011

NJ governor: We

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has repeated his pledge not to repay the federal government $271 million, which the federal says is owed it despite the cancellation of Access to the Region’s Core, a rail tunnel designed for additional NJ Transit rail traffic to reach Midtown Manhattan. The mone ...
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