The European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to reinforce ties between the European and American rail sectors.”
U.S. freight traffic continued gaining ground in the week ending Nov. 2, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 7, capping significant and sustained gains registered during the month of October.
Figures released Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 163,237 people in mid-September, up 1.23% from September 2012, but down 183 people, or 0.11%, from the previous month of August.
Arkansas Steel Associates on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, welcomed guests to its grand opening of its Robotic Vicor Tie Plate Production Line in Newport, Ark.
Maryland transportation officials on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, got the go-ahead to advance a private-public partnership (3P or PPP) approach for the $2.2 billin Purple Line light rail transit project, designed to span two Maryland counties north and east of Washington, D.C.
Railway Age’s 20th annual conference on shared-use addressed the capacity needs of a growing industry.