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Thursday, 27 June 2013
27 June 2013

Coates joins SYSTRA as a VP and Sector Manager

Rail industry veteran Wes Coates has joined SYSTRA as Vice President, Sector Manager, Planning & Operations Analysis.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
27 June 2013

U.S. intermodal up, carloads even, in latest week

U.S. freight carload traffic during the week ending June 22, 2013 held its ground, "essentially flat" when measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Asssociation of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 27. U.S. intermodal volume, by contrast, kept on rolling, up 2.7% compared with t ...
In two days of testimony before two separate U.S. House of Representatives transportation panels, Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger emphasized that “billions in annual privately funded rail infrastructure investments have made America’s rail network vit ...
Thursday, 27 June 2013
27 June 2013

Foxx confirmed as new DOT Secretary

The Senate unanimously confirmed former Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation Thursday, June 27, 2013, succeeding Ray LaHood.

Thursday, 27 June 2013
27 June 2013

Court rules MTA payroll tax should stand

A New York Appellate Court Wednesday, June 26, 2013 overturned an earlier ruling that a Payroll Mobility Tax funding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was unconstitutional, in effect assuring that MTA can continue to collect about $1.4 billion per year.

Thursday, 27 June 2013
27 June 2013

Florida DOT, FEC sign lease for HrSR right-of-way

Florida's Department of Transportation has reached a lease agreement with Florida East Coast Industries for right-of-way along State Road 528, also known as the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway (to be used by All Aboard Florida higher-speed rail service.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
26 June 2013

NS opens Columbia, S.C. transfer terminal

Norfolk Southern said Wednesday, June 26 it has opened a new Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Columbia, S.C.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
26 June 2013

MBTA bumps locomotive order to 40 units

MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corp., has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The locomotives, which will be compliant with EPA Tier 3 and FTA Buy America, are manufact ...
Gary Wolf, president of TÜV Rheinland Mobility Inc. dba-TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences Inc. (RSI), has retired after 40 years in rail consulting and engineering. He will remain as senior consultant to the TÜV Rheinland Mobility board.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
26 June 2013

Local funding OK'd for Minneapolis streetcar ...

The Minneapolis City Council approved a plan Tuesday, June 25, 2013, to commit local funds to a proposed streetcar line for Minnesota's largest city, to be integrated with the Twin Cities' growing light rail transit network.

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