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03 June 2011

UTU negotiates

A 17% pay increase is part of the new five-year national rail agreement negotiated between the United Transportation Union and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee. NCC represents 38,000 members on BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, and a number of smaller ...
Robert J. "Bob" Halperin, age 77, of Erie, Pa., died Saturday, May 28, at the VA Medical Center in Erie. Halperin was vice president of Ambler, Pa.-based LTK and was a renowned public transit expert. He was also a marketing executive for General Electric Co. and a salesman for ...

The University of Maryland at College Park has ended its dispute with the Maryland Transit Administration over the proposed alignment for MTA’s Purple Line light rail route along Campus Drive.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday announced a partnership between the University of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and a special advisory group to study the feasibility of 220 mph passenger rail service. The study will explore the potential costs and benefits of ...
U.S. freight carload traffic for the week ending May 28, 2011 edged up 0.7%, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. Intermodal volume for the week did even better, up 4.2% compared with the same week in 2010. ...
CSX Corp. said Thursday it has begun an eight-month-long community service project, entitled Beyond Our Rails: Project Sanctuary (www.beyondourrails.org), that infuses five days of management training between now and February 2012 with the company's core ...
This year’s first quarter saw continued overall improvement in railroad safety, with the total number of accidents/incidents down 10.1% compared with the first quarter of last year. Train accidents declined 5.3% to 481 and caused one fatality, compared with six in the 2010 period. ...
Wabtec Corp. announced Tuesday that it has formed a joint venture with Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co., Ltd., to manufacture and service brake equipment for Chinese transit systems. ...
 

Tognum employs more than 750 people in North America and, in 2010, 23% of Tognum AG’s revenue came from North America. --> Tognum America, Inc. made its debut Wednesday, June 1, as the new moniker supplanting MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. Tognum America is the North American subsidiary of Friedrichshafen, Germany-based Tognum AG, responsible for the sales of service of MTU engines and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy sy ...
The view from the top  Before we move on to our CEO interviews, we thought it might be appropriate to reflect upon an event that has been reported in the financial press and that should be of interest to everyone reading this special issue: the potential sale of GE R ...
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