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Amtrak and high speed rail are high on a partial list of 70 spending cuts that will be included in an upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) released Wednesday. The total cuts in the CR will exceed $74 billion, including High Speed ...
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Kevin O’Connor, who has spent more than 30 years in passenger rail operations, has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. He has served in that position in an acting capacity since June 2010, following Bill Duggan’s departure to head ...
U.S. freight carload trafficfor the week ending Feb. 5, 2011 was virtually flat with the corresponding week a year earlier, while U.S. intermodal volume slipped 1.5% during the week, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. AAR attributed the winter weather as a factor. ...
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Wednesday issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), soliciting private-sector interest in advancing the state’s proposed $44 billion, 800-mile high speed rail network. ...
CN announced plans Wednesday to invest C$1.7 billion in 2011 capital improvements in order “to grow the business efficiently and to continue to provide customers with a high level of service.” In the past five years, CN’s annual capital budget has averaged around C$1.6 billion. ...
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Tuesday that a tunnel boring machine (TBM) has mined 7,162 feet to complete excavation of the West Tunnel for Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway. ...
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced legislation Feb. 8 that, while maintaining the Positive Train Control mandate, would ease its financial impact on the railroads. The bill, co-sponsored by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Roge ...
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday its advanced CBTC system, CITYFLO 650, is in service on the 8400 series metro cars that are being introduced on Line 6 of the Madrid Metro, metro, in addition to the 5000 series currently in operation. ...
International intermodal volume surged 16.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010, helping to push overall intermodal volume up 14.7% for the year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). ...
TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences said Tuesday it has landed a subcontracting position on a 78-month contract for the performance of professional engineering services, relating to Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) tasks for the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) signal system modernization of ...
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