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22 December 2011

High Green

All signs point to another year of slow but solid traffic growth, strong pricing power, and continued investment in capacity. Global gloom and a still-fragile domestic economy caused many American businesses to raise caution flags as they sized up prospects for the New Year.

The Surface Transportation Board announced a ruling Wednesday clarifying the scope of a Presidentially-mandated review to determine “whether any o fits existing regulations may have become outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and how to modify, streamline, expand, or ...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm has been selected to provide its wireless remote control automation system at BNSF’s Longview facility in Washington.

Charlotte’s Lynx Blue Line light rail will get an $18 million upgrade, allowing station platforms to be extended to handle three-car trains, boosting system capacity.

Canadian National has received Toyota Canada’s Carrier of the Year Award for 2011. The award goes annually to the rail or highway carrier that has exhibited the best performance in transit time, quality, and customer service.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Monday approved service cuts and the elimination of 170 jobs in an attempt to address a $14.7 million budget deficit.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Monday launched a pilot of LIRR Train Time™, a new service providing on-time train status information to passengers.  ...
Canadian National and the United Steelworkers announced that they have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labor contract for approximately 2,800 maintenance-of-way workers in Canada. The current agreement expires Dec. 31. The ratification vote is expecte ...

Jacksonville, Fla.-based RailAmerica, Inc. Monday announced the upcoming retirement of Charlie Patterson, senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Patterson’s retirement is effective December 31.

The Damage Prevention & Loading Services (DP&LS) group will be fully integrated into the Association of American Railroads' Transportation Technology Center subsidiary next year.

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