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Thursday, 08 August 2013
08 August 2013

Three found guilty in LIRR disability fraud case

Three people have been convicted of disability fraud, enabling hundreds of Long Island Rail Road retirees to garner additional funds through the federal Railroad Retirement Board illegally over several years.

Thursday, 08 August 2013
08 August 2013

Beleaguered MM&A files for bankruptcy

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), operator of the runaway crude oil train involved in the July 6 derailment and explosion at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that it has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Canada.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
07 August 2013

CSX acquires Eastern Associated Terminal

CSX Corp. announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, the purchase of the Eastern Associated Terminal in Tampa, Fla. from the Ingram Barge Company. The 22-acre phosphate export facility is adjacent to CSX Transportation Inc.’s Rockport terminal on Tampa Bay, and the combined entity will be called Rockport Ter ...
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
07 August 2013

New focus on catering and comfort services at Inno ...

At InnoTrans 2014, Sept. 23-26, 2014, in Berlin, Germany, catering service providers and manufacturers of catering systems and comfort products will be exhibiting products and services that are tailored to the rail industry’s needs. According to the latest survey by the International Rail Cat ...
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
07 August 2013

Court upholds KC streetcar lawsuit dismissal

The Missouri Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at cutting off local funding of up to $30 million for the proposed Kansas City, Mo. streetcar.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
07 August 2013

Nomad Digital Wi-Fi graces VIA Rail’s Ocean

British-based Nomad Digital Ltd. said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 it has completed a Wi-Fi installation for one of VIA Rail Canada's long-distance trains, the Ocean.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
07 August 2013

Norfolk Southern: Anticipate, adapt, accomplish

The goal of capital expenditures is to link investments to the quality of the transportation product, generating increased customer satisfaction. Perhaps no railroad does it better than Norfolk Southern.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013
07 August 2013

MM&A to cease crude-by-rail haulage

The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway will cease transporting oil by rail, Chairman Ed Burkhardt has announced, ending crude-by-rail transport over MM&A right-of-way from North Dakota's Bakken formation to a refinery in New Brunswick.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013
06 August 2013

Better 2Q for L.B. Foster in 2013

L.B. Foster reported second-quarter net income of $7.3 million, or 71 cents per share, comparing favorably with a net loss of $2 million, or 20 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2012.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013
06 August 2013

Maine House rep introduces two-person-crew bill

Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Me.) on Aug. 2, 2013 introduced “The Safe Freight Act,” a bill requiring a minimum of two-person crews for freight trains. Fellow Maine Democrat Rep. Chellie Pingree is an original cosponsor of the bill.
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