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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Wednesday the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Co. in Michigan has extended its maintenance and support agreement with RailComm for its computerized Centralized Traffic Control and Track Warrant Control System. ...
Flooding from Hurricane Irene has damaged 12 SEPTA electric multiple-unit (EMU) train cars parked on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in Trenton, N.J. Local flooding, compounded by what SEPTA calls a switch problem, caused the cars to sit in high water for several days after the hurricane. ...
Pan Am Railways seeks permission to abandon 10 miles of railroad between Portsmouth and Hampton, N.H., noting the line has not been used in more than two years. New Hampshire holds the right of first refusal for the line, and could railbank the route in conjunction with an adjacent po ...
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) has awarded Bombardier Transportation an order for 76 additional BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars. The contract is a follow-on to orders for 114 vehicles announced in mid-2010. Delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2012 and is expected to be completed ...
Union Pacific Railroad’s Linda Brandl, vice president-Automotive, is recognized in the 10th annual Women Worth Watching feature of the September/October edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal. Brandl developed and implemented market strategy and managed customer relationships for Union Pacif ...
The Federal Transit Administration has granted approval to begin preliminary engineering for the Southwest Corridor, the third proposed light rail transit line for Minnesota’s Twin Cities. The 15-mile line would link downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn. Construction is ong ...
The United Transportation Union announced that its members in each of the six crafts eligible to vote, by a 60%-40% margin, have ratified a national rail contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010, that provides 17% wage increase over 60 months (18.24% when compounded). ...
02 September 2011

FTA OKs Detroit LRT plans

The Federal Transit Administration on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Detroit to proceed with its plans for light rail transit in the Motor City. ...
Greenwich, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Thursday said it has completed its acquisition of the Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC for $90.1 million in cash, subject to adjustment for final working capital. ...
In the coming decades, America faces an infrastructure crisis. Freight volume in the U.S. is projected to grow by 70% by 2020. We are already seeing the first inklings of the crisis. Gridlock chokes many of our cities, and the problem is worsening as freight traffic continues to build and underfu ...
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