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The Greenbrier Cos. has received new orders for 4,200 railcars and intermodal platforms valued at $325 million. Most are for doublestack platforms; the remainder are boxcars, covered hopper cars of various types, and various car types for the European market. Delivery is expected to occur mostly in ...
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Friday dedicated and formally launched two tunnel boring machines in Sunnyside, Queens, to tunnel underneath Sunnyside Yards to connect the Long Island Rail Road main line with new tunnels leading to Grand Central Terminal, known as East Side A ...
17 March 2011

PTC mandate

Railroads presented compelling arguments to Congress Thursday warning the effect that a federal safety mandate costing $13.2 billion, with a 20-to-one cost benefit ratio, could be counter-productive. At a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hearing on the status of the ...
Bombardier on Thursday announced moves to “support future partnerships, projects and opportunities in the fast moving electric mobility sector.” The company is launching BOMBARDIER PrimoveCity, an e-mobility program, along with a “center of excellence to enable the next generati ...
The Association of American Railroads today reported rail traffic gains for the week ending March 12, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 292,164 carloads, up 1.3% compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, totaling 216,828 trailers and containers, up 6. ...
New specifications for diesel-electric locomotives were approved Wednesday by the Next Generation Corridor Equipment Pool Committee, in what the committee called the next step in a national effort to make it easier, faster, and cheaper to build and purchase rail cars and other equipment for Amer ...
Testifying before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the newly formed Association of Independent Rail Operators (AIPRO) last week advanced a three-point proposal entitled “Finding Ways to Encourage and Increase Private Sector Participation in Passenger Rail Service.&rdqu ...
In a rate case closely monitored by railroads and coal interests, the Surface Transportation Board announced a decision Tuesday giving a utility a limited but important victory. The agency awarded the utility a competitive rail transportation alternative while denying other requested relief. ...
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Monday states within Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) can apply for $2.4 billion in federal funding originally targeted toward Florida’s high speed rail plan, rejected earlier this month by Fla. Gov. Rick Scott and ...
Union Pacific, which plans to build a $400 million refueling facility in Santa Teresa, N.M., has won the approval of New Mexico’s Senate for a tax incentive in connection with the project. ...
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