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Light rail transit news in Ontario lately has been dominated by the Waterloo region, but Hamilton, Ontario, on the western edge of Lake Ontario, has quietly continued advancing its own LRT plans, with an environmental assessment due for completion by year’s end on a 10-mile route. ...
OC Transpo, overseeing public transit in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, has approved about C$35 million for the purchase of six new trains to bolster O-Train service, including a reduction in headways from 15 minutes to eight minutes by 2014. ...
A steady increase in carload and intermodal traffic means an increased need for train crews, and employment numbers released Thursday by the Surface Transportation Board underscore the connection. Transportation (train and engine) employment rose to 63,078 in mid-May, up 6.67% from a yea ...
Denton County Transportation Authority officials are ready to formally launch the latest addition to Texas passenger rail service Monday, as DCTA’s “A-Train” completes ceremonial and test runs along its 21-mile route and prepares for scheduled revenue service. ...
By William C. Vantuono, Editor It seems as though every few years, somebody in the White House or Congress tries to kill or dismantle Amtrak. In the 1980s it was Ronald Reagan and White House Budget Director David Stockman. In the 1990s it was the Newt Gingrich-led Republi ...

By a 9-2 vote, the Waterloo Regional Council Wednesday approved a C$818 million rail plan to serve a large swath of Toronto’s western suburbs.

Alstom said Wednesday its Board of Directors has approved “a major reorganization of the company” proposed by Chairman and CEO Patrick Kron (pictured below), to take effect July 4, 2011.

U.S. freight carload traffic moved up 0.3% during the week ending June 11, measured against the comparable week one year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume for the week advanced 6.4% from the same week in 2010.

Bombardier Transportation announced Tuesday that it has won a major contract, worth $577 million, for an automatic train control signaling upgrade for London Underground. Bombardier will provide its CITYFLO 650 ATC system, a communication-based train control (CBTC) technology similar to that r ...
RMI, a provider of transportation management software, has announced the release of ExpressYard Barcode Repair Billing, designed to help railcar repair shops simplify data capture, eliminate billing errors, and automate inventory control. RMI said the ExpressYard Barcode Repair Billing ...
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