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January 28, 2015
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo has voted to exercise a three-year option to extend its existing light rail transit general engineering contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff and its Montreal-based parent company, WSP. The C$818 million (U.S. $1 billion), two-stage project will bring...
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January 28, 2015
Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. (GREX®) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Edwin de Steiguer "Ned" Snead passed away Jan. 22, 2015, in Georgetown, Tex., GREX said in a statement Jan. 28. Snead was 85. Snead founded GREX in 1993, based on several patents...
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January 28, 2015
Canadian National late Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 reported fourth-quarter net income of C$844 million (US$678 million), or C$1.03 (about 83 U.S. cents) in diluted earnings per share, compared with C$635 million (US$510 million), or 76 Canadian cents (61 U.S. cents)...
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January 27, 2015
Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by the following afternoon, service was being gradually restored as the...
ns-roanoke-offices-to-close
January 27, 2015
Norfolk Southern on Jan. 27, 2015 said that it will close its Roanoke office building at 110 Franklin Road SE later in the year and relocate the functions currently housed there to Atlanta, Ga., or its Norfolk, Va., headquarters. The...

iowa-pacific-posts-record-2014-results
January 27, 2015
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC handled record carloads and passengers in 2014, and earned record revenue. Freight and freight-related revenue totaled more than...
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January 26, 2015
Union Pacific’s 2014 employee safety performance, a 0.98 reportable injury rate, was the best in the railroad’s history, surpassing the previous record...
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January 26, 2015
Norfolk Southern posted record financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and for the entire year, and dropped its operating ratio to below 70%. The...
metra-postpones-on-board-purchase-penalty-rise
January 23, 2015
Chicagoland's Metra said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 it will postpone a plan to increase the penalty for onboard ticket purchases until mobile ticketing capability is...
aslrra-names-five-for-safety-institute
January 23, 2015
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 its chairman, Ed McKechnie, had announced the selection of five industry...