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rtd’s-first-emus-arrive-in-denver
November 21, 2014
Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) trumpeted the arrival of its first electric multiple-unit (EMU) consist of four cars onto RTD territory late Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. RTD on Friday subsequently targeted an 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) arrival of the EMUs...
sound-transit-seeks-new-revenue-sources
November 21, 2014
Seattle's Sound Transit governing board on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 voted to seek new revenue sources for continued expansion of its rail, light rail, and bus system serving three urban Washington state counties. Sound Transit is recommending state legislative leaders parcel...
bnsf-bumps-capex-to--billion-for-2015
November 20, 2014
BNSF’s planned capital expenditures for 2015 will be $6 billion, another record for a company that, including next year’s amount, will have made more than $50 billion in capital investments since 2000. BNSF also updated its planned capital expenditures for...
new-canadian-railway-operating-certificate-easy-to-get-hard-to-lose
November 20, 2014
Transport Canada’s new Railway Operating Certificate (ROC), which comes into effect Jan. 1 2015, adds one simple form to the pile of paperwork required to run trains, but gives the regulator a new power to shut down a company’s operations...
ztr-offers-locomotive-overhaul-technologies
November 20, 2014
ZTR™, a leading supplier of control systems for locomotive modernization and equipment monitoring, offers “flexible upgrade solutions for older locomotives to improve tractive effort, reliability, and locomotive health information, allowing customers to quickly upgrade their fleet performance,” according to General...

us-rail-traffic-gains-keep-coming
November 20, 2014
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 15, 2014 continued to show strength, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 20. U.S. freight...
take-a-trip-to-mars-this-january
November 20, 2014
“Rail Shipping 2015: Meeting the Challenges of High Demand” will be the theme for the 244th meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS), Jan....
mexican-railways-seek-assistance-on-“green”-locomotives
November 20, 2014
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has released an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a U.S. consulting-engineering firm to provide technical assistance...
keystone-xl-promoter-a-convert-to-cbr
November 20, 2014
Now even the promoter of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is boosting the benefits of crude-by-rail (CBR) over pipelines. With the economic imperatives...
gwi-acquires-arkansas-short-lines
November 20, 2014
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) late Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it "has signed an agreement with Pinsly Railroad Company of Westfield, Mass., to acquire...