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Michael L. Pourney has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis, Mo.-based Gross & Janes Co., the largest independent supplier and shipper of untreated railroad ties in North America. His appointment is effective immediately. ...
In a move Monday aimed partially at countering talk of cost-cutting, Amtrak said it hopes to purchase 40 Acela Express coach cars in fiscal year 2012 for its high speed service on the Northeast Corridor. The proposal is part of Amtrak’s $2.22 billion budget request submitted to Congress. ...
The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) says Amtrak, along with high speed rail projects, could lose out financially if President Obama’s proposal for a rail account in a new transportation trust fund is advanced. The proposal for funding a new six-year surface t ...
A corruption investigation has led to the removal of Chinese Railway Minister Liu Zhijun (pictured) from his post, and a New York Times dispatch from Beijing says the probe “raises questions about China’s deep investment inhigh speed railways.” ...
Union Pacific says it is upgrading 30 miles of right-of-way, between Wellton and Yuma, Ariz., at a cost of $7 million. ...

Tampa’s existing 2.7-mile TECO streetcar line dedicated a$5.3 million extension, one-third of a mile, to Whiting Street on Jan. 31,though the extension began revenue service two months earlier. The streetcar isoverseen by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority (HART).

 

--> Hillsborough County, Fla., voters last November defeated a proposed light rail transit system for the Tampa Bay area, but Tampa mayoral candidates this year continue to support LRT for the city itself. The explanation, in part, is attributed to particulars in last year’s vote: ...
Two days after House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R.-Ky.) announced his intent to cut $74 billion in proposed federal spending over the next seven months, he said he had increased that figure to $100 billion in cuts to be included in an upcoming Containing Resolution (CR) that twill ...
Amidst moves by House GOP leaders to slash Amtrak funding for the remainder of this fiscal year and for FY12, Amtrak released ridership figures showing continuing growth and marking 15 straight month of passenger increases. ...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it is providing a wireless remote-control yard system at a major western railroad’s yard in Texas. ...
Amtrak and high speed rail are high on a partial list of 70 spending cuts that will be included in an upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) released Wednesday. The total cuts in the CR will exceed $74 billion, including High Speed ...
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