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Wednesday, 12 June 2013
12 June 2013

Court dismisses chemical industry rail safety suit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has turned aside a challenge by chemical makers to a Federal Railroad Administration regulation involving the safety of chemical shipments and by rail, including in relationship to implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
12 June 2013

Connecticut electrification bill's impact dou ...

Both houses of Connecticut's state legislature have unanimously passed a bill calling for electrification of Metro-North Railroad's Waterbury Branch and the Danbury Branch by 2023, bolstering access between Waterbury, Conn., and New York's Grand Central Terminal.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
11 June 2013

Equipment leasing: The best of times?

The good news is obvious; the bad news is actually hard to find.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
11 June 2013

Fed funds sought for Providence streetcar plan

Providence, R.I., officials seek $39 million in federal TIGER funding to help advance a $114.4 million streetcar plan to serve Rhode Island's capital.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
11 June 2013

Union Pearson Express wins Global AirRail award

A panel of international transportation experts has named Canada’s Union Pearson Express as Project of the Year at the Global AirRail Awards in Frankfurt, Germany.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
11 June 2013

Bombardier resumes CTA car delivery

Delivery of Chicago Transit Authority's 5000 Series transit cars resumed last week after being suspended this spring, reportedly due to quality control issues at Bombardier Transportation's facilities in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
11 June 2013

Amtrak sprints toward a higher speed future

The Northeast Corridor’s “New Jersey Raceway” is receiving some of the most significant improvements since the original NECIP and NHRIP projects.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
11 June 2013

SEPTA receives Ritron digital locomotive radios

Carmel, Ind.-based Ritron, Inc. said Tuesday, June 11, 2013 it has delivered an order for 350 pieces of the Ritron NXDN digital locomotive radios to the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA).

Eddy Current inspection may be a technology whose time has come. Gage Corner Cracking (GCC) of rail and wheel from Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) has been historically difficult to measure due to technology limitations in qu ...
A standard U.S. 53-foot X 102-inch trailer can hold 43,000 pounds of lading and 3,800 cubic feet of freight at full capacity. A 60-foot high cube boxcar can handle almost five times that weight and delivers twice the available cubic capacity. In order to optimize capacity utilization, companies ...
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