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Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, Inc., has landed an $8.7 million order from Washington, D.C., for two streetcars to augment the city’s three-car fleet, still to enter revenue service.  ...
Canadian Pacific announced Wednesday that it has completed the first year of infrastructure improvements under a three-year plan to upgrade its North Main Line between Winnipeg and Edmonton. ...
New Jersey Transit Tuesday posted the release of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for rail service in the Northern Valley portion of Bergen County, N.J., across the Hudson River from New York City. With the standard no-build option as a baseline, NJT outlines two light rail transit ...
The Surface Transportation Board announced that it has initiated a proceeding to determine the reasonableness of “certain tariff provisions requiring shippers to indemnify Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) against future liabilities, other than those resulting from UP's negligence or fault, w ...

AECOM Technology announced that a joint venture between AECOM, its Tishman Construction arm, and STV, Inc. was awarded a $19 million contract by the Moynihan Station Development Corp. in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff on Monday personally announced a grant of $116 million to Utah Transit Authority to extend UTA’s TRAX light rail transit line from Sandy to Draper, Utah.

There are unanswered questions about regulatory changes and a shrinking operating lessor pool. As readers of this column already know, the rail industry has enjoyed more than 30 years of seemingly limitless financing of its equipment needs by banks, insurance companies, and operating lessors.
12 December 2011

U.S. HSR: Ready or not?

Optimists insist the U.S. is finally poised to join the world’s “true” high speed rail club. Skeptics say a hostile Congress could make that advance more difficult. Both may be right.
Norfolk Southern produces another champion! One of the best ways to describe Norfolk Southern is to state that it operates like a well-oiled machine—efficiently, quietly, safely (that’s an understatement), without a whole lot of fanfare.

Canadian National and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labor contract for approximately 1,800 CN locomotive engineers in Canada.

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