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Led by Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari, the Department of Transportation on Monday hosted a roundtable discussion in Washington with transportation, manufacturing, and steel industry leaders to discuss a plan for producing steel streetcar rails in the U.S. “The Obam ...
Metal theft has occurred in recent days in Portsmouth, R.I., and in Taunton, Mass., involving two railroad rights-of-way in New England.Last Wednesday, June 1, a CSX engine, en route to a food service distributor located within the Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, ran aground d ...
Bombardier Transportation said Monday its technology offerings are helping India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corp. (DMRC) to become the first railway project in the world to receive valuable carbon credits for regenerative braking. ...
Thomas C. Shedd, editor of Modern Railroads from 1959 to 1983, died June 2 on his 93rd birthday. Shedd played a major role in making Modern Railroads a highly respected chronicler of a renascent railroad industry. ...
The Association of American Railroads Friday said Laurie Knight will join the association as senior vice president of Government Affairs, effective July 25. Ms. Knight will succeed Hubert “Obie” O’Bannon, who will retire after 23 years with the association. ...
03 June 2011

UTU negotiates

A 17% pay increase is part of the new five-year national rail agreement negotiated between the United Transportation Union and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee. NCC represents 38,000 members on BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, and a number of smaller ...
Robert J. "Bob" Halperin, age 77, of Erie, Pa., died Saturday, May 28, at the VA Medical Center in Erie. Halperin was vice president of Ambler, Pa.-based LTK and was a renowned public transit expert. He was also a marketing executive for General Electric Co. and a salesman for ...

The University of Maryland at College Park has ended its dispute with the Maryland Transit Administration over the proposed alignment for MTA’s Purple Line light rail route along Campus Drive.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and a special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220 mph passenger rail service. The study will explore the potential costs and benefits of ...
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending May 28, 2011 edged up 0.7%, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week did even better, up 4.2% compared with the same week in 2010. ...
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