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21 March 2011

Herzog, NCDOT

North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti recently recognized Herzog Transit Systems, which has contracted with NCDOT’s Rail Division since 2002 to maintain state-owned locomotives, railcars, and other heavy equipment, for its on-the-job safety record. Herzog has exc ...
CN late Friday issued a statement expressing “serious concerns” about the final report of the Rail Freight Service Review (RFSR) panel released earlier in the day. Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, said: “We are concerned that the panel’s rec ...
Train crew employment (transportation-train and engine) on Class I U.S.railroads reached 62,142 in mid-February, up 9.34% from February 2010 and1.4% higher than in January 2011, according to the Surface Transportation Board. ...
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 ...
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