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20 September 2011

FRA

Federal Railroad Administration Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety/Chief Safety Officer Jo Strang on Monday accepted the League of Railway Industry Women “Outstanding Woman of the Year” Award. Strang (right), who provides regulatory oversight for U.S. rail safety by overseei ...
19 September 2011

La Hood:

In his keynote address at the Opening General Session of Railway Interchange 2011 in Minneapolis Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood (top) said that the Class I railroads “are our good partners in developing the President’s vision for high speed rail.” That vision ...
CN and Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), the operator of two container terminals at the Port of Montreal, have achieved dramatic performance metrics through closer collaboration and innovation, CN announced Monday. “Two key metrics underscore advances in performance,&r ...
Loram Maintenance of Way Inc. and Tranergy Corporation have reached a definitive agreement for Loram to acquire all assets of Tranergy. ...
CSX is the only Class I railroad named to the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), part of the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2011 S&P 500 Report. The CPLI recognizes companies whose efforts have been most successful. This is the second consecutive year that CSX has been featured ...
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen National President Dennis R. Pierce announced that preparations are under way to poll members to authorize a strike in the event one becomes necessary to attain the organization’s bargaining goals. ...
The Timken Company said Thursday it has received unconditional approval from the Association of American Railroads for the Class K EcoTurn® labyrinth seal, which essentially eliminates all seal torque with its revolutionary design. ...
Lat-Lon LLC on Thursday announced it is now in full production of the Automatic Engine Start/Stop (AESS) System, an interactive, real-time locomotive system for operators to control, monitor, and remotely set start/stop rules for their engines or Auxiliary Power Units (APU). The new feature is part ...
San Diego County’s North County Transit District in California has awarded a $32 million contract to Herzog Technologies, Inc. to install Positive Train Control (PTC) for use by NCTD Coaster trains. Said NCTD PTC Program Director Jay Walser, “This agreement will allow NCTD t ...
With a focus on ridership beyond traditional “commuter” flows, MTA Metro-North Railroad has slowly built its clientele up in its 28-year history. And while it has already notched the “most riders” title for one or two months recently, it now stands poised to become the larges ...
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