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CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, in a Dec. 14 address before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, said CN’s rise to “rail industry leader from industry laggard” is “one of the most profound transformations in Canadian business history, the product of a compelli ...
A report released Wednesday by the American Public Transportation Association noted public transit ridership slipped less than 1% (0.67%) in the third quarter, measured against the same quarter in 2009. ...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has installed a shove track detection and indication system that complements its yard control system at CSX’s Erwin Terminal in eastern Tennessee, near the North Carolina border.

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The system provides remote indication of shove track status, allowing train operators to know when trains have reached the detected limits of the shove zone. The shove track system interfaces to the existing RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System and provides field indications and shove track status on the DOC® System graphical user interface.

RailComm 2.4 GHz RADiANT™ data radios provide a wireless communication network to link office and field locations. 

--> Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has installed a shove track detection and indication system that complements its yard control system at CSX’s Erwin Terminal in eastern Tennessee, near the North Carolina border. ...
Problems in refurbishing 27 light rail vehicles for Buffalo’s Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority appear to have led to 23 employees being laid off by Gray Manufacturing Industries at its Hornell, N.Y., plant. GMI is working on the refurbishment as a subcontractor to AnsaldoBreda. ...
Retlif Testing Laboratories of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., which has provided EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and ESS (environmental simulation) testing since 1978, has formed a strategic alliance with Acme Testing of Acme, Wash. The arrangement brings Retlif’s wide array of advanced EMC and ESS ...
Union Pacific Tuesday said it has joined the Global Environmental Management Initiative, or GEMI, an organization of leading companies dedicated to fostering global environmental, health and safety, and sustainability excellence. ...

New Jersey Transit, following the cancellation of its Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) project, has asked a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to authorize the diversion of $75 million in federal funding to pay for 100 additional multilevel passenger cars.

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NJT seeks authorization from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the MPO covering 13 northern New Jersey counties, to use money provided by the Federal Highway Administration originally for the ARC project, which was to add two rail tunnels under the Hudson River paralleling Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. FHWA was supplying up to $1 billion for the project, since canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, through its Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.

NJTPA’s project prioritization committee expected to make a recommendation to the full board before the NJTPA board holds it next meeting, scheduled for  Jan. 10.

NJT’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 100 multilevel cars from Bombardier Transportation last July.

 

--> New Jersey Transit, following the cancellation of its Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) project, has asked a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to authorize the diversion of $75 million in federal funding to pay for 100 additional multilevel passe ...
American Railcar Industries, Inc. announced Tuesday that it plans to invest in freight car leasing to “expand and diversify its business in response to customer demands and market conditions.” ...
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday it has received an additional order from Israeli Railways (ISR) for the delivery of 72 double-deck coaches. This contract is part of a framework agreement concluded last October, which included a firm order for 78 coaches and foresees optional batches. ...
Britain’s Nomad Digital said Tuesday that passenger WiFi is now available on East Midlands Trains’ entire Meridian fleet (27 units), which provide service on the London-Sheffield and London-Nottingham routes. In addition, four of the 11 MKIII high speed trains have passenger WiFi install ...
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