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The consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport confirmed Tuesday it has received a Notice to Proceed from Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) to supply 468 metro cars (52 nine-car trainsets). Bombardier said the contract signature was published on October 22. ...
GATX Corp. has acquired a fleet of more than 2,500 freight cars valued at approximately $150 million, from a financial institution that recently foreclosed on part of the fleet of a railcar lessor. ...

Longtime labor negotiator Theodore Kheel died Friday at age 96. Kheel was a well-known figure in New York City, even to the general public, for his roles in mediating labor conflicts and/or strikes by the newspaper, teaching, and subway unions throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century, gaining the trust of both labor and management.

In later years, Kheel became an advocate for free public transit within New York, and with the help of transit advocate Charles Koumanoff and others, and funded largely by Kheel himself, advanced a plan for congestion pricing in Manhattan which would fund such a measure. 

--> Longtime labor negotiator Theodore Kheel died Friday at age 96. Kheel was a well-known figure in New York City, even to the general public, for his roles in mediating labor conflicts and/or strikes by the newspaper, teaching, and subway unions throughout much ...
Some see it as a one-month fluke; others say it’s the start of a new hierarchy. Whatever the case, MTA Metro-North Railroad September 2010 ridership edged out that of its older brother, the Long Island Rail Road, for the first time in Metro-North’s 29-year history, m ...
National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakh Rail) has selected IBM to provide hardware and software to help optimize its freight and passenger operations. The system includes an IBM z10 mainframe computer. ...

Amtrak says it has ended exploratory talks with New Jersey Transit about reviving the cancelled ARC trans-Hudson commuter rail tunnel.

In a brief statement, Amtrak said: “We’re no longer interested in this project. There were exploratory talks going on with NJT. The talks have stopped. That was commuter rail, and we are interested in intercity rail projects.”

--> Amtrak says it has ended exploratory talks with New Jersey Transit about reviving the cancelled ARC trans-Hudson commuter rail tunnel.In a brief statement, Amtrak said: “We’re no longer interested in this project. There we ...

Izmir, Turkey, has placed a $52.7 million order for an undisclosed number of light rail vehicles (LRVs) from China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd. The LRVs will begin being delivered in June 2012. 

According to the English-language edition of People’s Daily, the order is the first where passenger rail vehicles incorporating China’s own intellectual property rights are being sold to “the European market.” Izmir lies on Turkey’s western coast along the Aegean Sea, making its actual location on the Asian continent.

--> Izmir, Turkey, has placed a $52.7 million order for an undisclosed number of light rail vehicles (LRVs) from China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd. The LRVs will begin being delivered in June 2012.  ...
Tom Judge, who has been Editor of Railway Track & Structures magazine since joining Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation in July 1998, will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2010. Managing Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman, who has been with the publication nine years, will become Editor of ...
Harsco Corp. said Thursday it has landed two new railway equipment orders in China totaling close to $11 million. The orders, both for major rapid transit system operators in China, call for 20-stone rail grinders for delivery in 2011. ...
U.S. carload freight gained 4.9% in the week ending November 6 over the comparable week one year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal continued its more torrid advance, up 11.7% compared with one year ago. ...
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