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SEPTA has announced an intense, concentrated "Trolley Tunnel Blitz" beginning Aug. 1, 2014 and continuing through early Aug. 18, in an "around-the-clock" endeavor to upgrade and improve infrastructure. Service will be discontinued for the duration of the project.

According to the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), “Many railway suppliers are interested in expanding their customer base and business partners abroad, particularly in the growing market of South America and in Europe. The RSI/R ...
CSX Corp. announced record second-quarter net earnings of $529 million, or 53 cents per share, Tuesday afternoon, July 15, 2014, after the closing bell on Wall Street. Results were up from $521 million, or 51 cents per share, in the comparable quarter in 2013. CSX also beat Wall Street consensus ...
Five companies joined the Association of American Railroads as Associate Members in June 2014.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that "Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents Municipal Railway (MUNI) transit operators, voted to ratify a new three-year agreement that increases wages, strengthens pension benefits, and is in line w ...
A Moscow subway train derailed in a tunnel about 200 yards from the Slavic Boulevard metro stop, killing 20 people and injuring at least 100 others, many critically, early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014.

Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.

Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., the former head of the Washington State Department of Transportation Rail Division and a highly respected national figure in passenger railroading, died July 7, 2014 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He was 52.
ZTR has introduced its Locomotive ELC (Electronic Load Controller), which the company describes as “a low cost way for switcher locomotives to improve reliability and adhesion.”

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is set to award Siemens Mobility a contract for 261 S200 light rail transit (LRT) vehicles to replace the city's aging LRT fleet, built by Breda.

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