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Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I's, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every five carloads the Class I's handle will have to deal with this mostly unfunded mandate. 

Vancouver's TransLink incentive to expand, and market, rail and transit options. The momentum is likely to continue. TransLink, part of British Columbia Rapid Transit Co., by almost all accounts performed admirably during the 2010 Winter Olympics, held Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver, British Columb ...
Railroads have made powerful strides in efficiency with the diesel-electric, and more are on the way. Here’s what the experts see. Of all the technological advances that have occurred in the railroad industry in the past half-century or so, maintenance-of-way mechanization is the one most clos ...
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined state and local dignitaries and business and community leaders Friday at the groundbreaking for the new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tenn. The $105 million facility is part of NS’ multistate $2.5 bil ...
29 April 2011

Builders

The feast-or-famine pattern of freight car orders has made a sharp turn inthe builders' favor. The American Railway Car Institute released figuresThursday showing that the manufacturers' backlog of cars on order andundelivered reached 51,913 on April 1. That compares with 22,658 on Dec. 31,2010; 19, ...
Kinkisharyo International, LLC put its electro-hybrid ameriTRAM streetcar on display in Dallas Friday, continuing its national promotion of the streetcar designed for U.S. urban needs in a city alre ...
Invensys Rail says the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University has appraised Invensys Rail at a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2 for work the company is performing for the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) transit system. PATH links northern New Jers ...
The United Transportation Union Friday said a tentative new five-year national rail agreement covering wages, benefits and working conditions has been reached between the UTU and the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC). The tentative agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, and extends ...
Utah Transit Authority General Manager Mike Allegra says construction on the West Valley TRAX light rail line is “done,” coming in ahead of schedule and under budget.Trains are now being tested and bus routes reconfigured in preparation for the Aug. 7 double grand opening of both the Wes ...
Orders for new freight cars soared to 36,900 in this year’s firstquarter, sharply exceeding expectations and easily topping the total of just more than 30,000 cars ordered last year. This year's orders included multi-year contracts for 16,000 tank cars, which Economic Planning Asso ...
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