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08 March 2011

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Monday signed a bill creating the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District, a step designed to implement regional rail passenger service for southeastern Chicagoland. The district will be overseen by officials in 20 municipalities along the future line, and ...
Lawrence Beal (1938-2010), who founded National Railway Equipment Company and grew it into a global supplier of new and rebuilt locomotives, and a pioneer in genset technology, was honored March 7 at the 2011 Rail Equipment Finance Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. ...
Despite harsh winter weather in much of the U.S. during February, U.S. freight carload traffic and intermodal traffic rose during the month measured against February 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Monday. Freight carload traffic rose 4.2%, while intermodal advanced 10.3%, compared ...
Lexington, Mass.-based RailRunner, N.A., Inc. announced Monday a renewal of its European product certification efforts as a result of the European Railway Agency (ERA) recent modifications to its Technical Standards of Interoperability (TSI). ...
CAF USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Beasain, Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, says it still believes it deserves a chance to supply Houston with light rail transit vehicles. ...
The Obama Administration has agreed to adjust Positive Train Control requirements imposed on the nation’s freight railroads, including Class I’s, short lines, and regionals. The Federal Railroad Administration reached agreement Wednesday with the Association of American Rai ...
Railway Age sent the following today to the White House:   DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: Will Florida’s loss be California’s gain? That’s one of many questions that arise from the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that Governor Scott was within his righ ...
Claiming political principle, not political grandstanding, as the foundation for Florida’s rejection of $2.38 billion in federal funds for high speed rail, Gov. Rick Scott has also set off a scramble for part or all of that funding from other states not so antagonistic to passenger rail transi ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation today that would remove antitrust exemptions from freight railroads. The bill, S. 49, the “Railroad Antitrust Act of 2011,” would “amend the Federal antitrust laws to provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from ...
The Wall Street Transcript’s just-published Transportation & Logistics Report includes a comment by star analyst John Larkin, of Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., putting Norfolk Southern among “those companies that standout over their competitors.” ...
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