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20 January 2011

Kinkisharyo hails

Charlotte, N.C., home to LYNX light rail, played host Thursday to Kinkisharyo International’s official unveiling of its LFX-300 low-floor hybrid streetcar, now dubbed “ameriTRAM”™ by the company. Kinkisharyo says it “has completed engineering tests and ...
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff will attend the Jan. 31 dedication of the TECO heritage streetcar line extension in downtown Tampa, Fla., acting as keynote speaker of the line’s Whiting Street Station. The 1/3-mile extension was put into operation last month. ...
Wall Street transportation analyst Anthony B. Hatch will be the keynote speaker for Railway Interchange 2011, set for Sept. 18-21, 2011 in Minneapolis, according to American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Executive Director/CEO Dr. Charles Emely. Most of ...
On Dec. 16, 2010, after a 10-month process, L.B. Foster Co. completed its acquisition of Portec Rail Products, Inc., thus combining two of the rail industry’s longest-standing suppliers. Both companies are based in Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s original “railroad towns” ...
During Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week, General Electric will sign five agreements with Chinese partners that will bring an estimated $2 billion in revenue to the company. ...
AECOM Transportation has named Vice President, Strategic Programs John Barna as Director of its National High Speed Rail Practice. He replaces Al Engel, who left AECOM to head Amtrak’s high speed initiatives. ...
The Federal Transit Administration Tuesday issued a Record of Decision approving the City and County of Honolulu to proceed with construction of a $5.5 billion, 20-mile elevated metro rail line. ...
More than 300 supporters, elected officials, and business leaders reportedly gathered at the Rochester (Minn.) Art Center with the Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance (Alliance) Tuesday evening, unveiling “Zip Rail, ” a branding effort for high speed rail development linking Rochester, Min ...
Alstom Transport has named Guillaume Mehlman managing director of its North American region. ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has provided the GCOR dispatch system for Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee and Wyoming’s (GWI) 16 Southern Region railroads. ...
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