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Linda J. Morgan, 63, the former U.S. Surface Transportation Board Chair who led the agency during the railroad megamergers of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.

H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, the six-year transportation bill passed on Nov. 5, 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives, included all major recommendations for which the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) had advocated.

Motive Power Resources Inc., a supplier of locomotives, components, spare parts and repair and building services, has hired Terry Monaghan as Vice President of Sales.

Following three days of debate, during which more than 100 amendments were considered, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 5, 2015 “overwhelmingly” approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), “a bipartisan, multi-year surface transpor ...
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced Nov. 5, 2015 that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $6.5 million in 2015 on rail and bridge improvement projects on its Vicksb ...
Toronto and Hamilton transport authority Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have signed a $C 9.1 billion ($US 7 billion) 30-year alternative financing and procurement (AFP) contract with Crosslinx Transit Solutions to finance, build, and maintain Toronto's 12-mile Eglinton Crosstown light rail ...
04 November 2015

The tangled tale of PTC

Why is PTC so expensive? So complicated? So time-consuming? Delving into its past may provide some answers.

04 November 2015

Trillium blossoming

Ottawa’s O-Train has grown from an experiment into an expanding system, with state-of-the-art equipment.

In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for October 2015 and the first 10 months of 2015, AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray said that "a divide has opened up between the service sector, which appears to be fairly robust in many respects, and manufacturing, which appears to b ...
Wi-Tronix®, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based supplier of wireless systems to “improve the operational efficiency, service reliability and safety of locomotives” announced Nov. 4, 2015 its launch of the Mobile Phone Detection System. This new ...
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