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pb-lands-australian-coal-project
October 31, 2014
Parsons Brinckerhoff has been named project management consultant for Adani Mining Pty. Ltd.’s multi-billion-dollar Carmichael integrated coal mine, port, and rail project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland, Australia. The Carmichael project is an open-cut and underground operation with an...
freight-car-backlog-nears-125000
October 31, 2014
The freight car backlog at the end of third-quarter 2014 amounted to 124,437 cars and platforms, the highest backlog level since October 1979’s 127,887 (when figures were compiled monthly), according to figures Railway Age obtained from Economic Planning Associates (EPA)...
california-hsr-phase-2-draws-three-bidders
October 31, 2014
Three consortia submitted sealed bids late Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, to the Californai High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), expressing interest in overseeing construction of the second leg of the state's proposed high speed rail network. Bidders include: Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick; Golden State Rail Partnership,...
gwi-3q-earnings-and-revenue-rise
October 31, 2014
Darien, Conn.-based Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 reported third-quarter net income of $72.9 million, compared with net income of $66.2 million in the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the net impact of certain significant items discussed...
trimet-taps-railcomm-for-ctc-dispatch-system
October 31, 2014
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to replace the communication infrastructure for Portland, Ore., Trimet's CTC Dispatch System at 10 separate locations. TriMet, operator of Portland's MAX light rail transit system, will take "advantage of the RailComm protocol and...

freightcar-america-3q-earnings-much-improved
October 31, 2014
FreightCar America, Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $6.4 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, much better than the loss of $900,000, or 8 cents...
los-angeles-metro-taps-cubic-for-tap-upgrade
October 31, 2014
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems $9 million contract to upgrade its TAP universal...
ztr-wins-smartstart®-contract-in-germany
October 31, 2014
DB Schenker Rail, Germany, has awarded ZTR Control Systems a contract for more than 300 SmartStart® AESS (Automatic Engine Start-Stop) systems. The contract...
bnsf-we’re-ready-for-winter
October 31, 2014
BNSF says it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season “better prepared than ever before, especially if the U.S. experiences a return of the polar vortex. The...
intermodal-leads-us-freight-rail-traffic-gains
October 30, 2014
With intermodal leading the way, U.S. rail freight traffic during the week ending Oct. 25, 2014 maintained growth momentum, the Association of American Railroads...