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House OKs hurricane funds; rail needs included
The House of Representatives late Tuesday approved at least $50 billion in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, including $5.4 billion for "Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief."
LIRR taps Axion for more ties
Axion International Holdings, Inc. producer of recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies, said it has received a purchase order from the Long Island Rail Road for additional Ecotrax rail ties,…
NJT: Pre-Sandy service levels to resume Jan. 14
New Jersey Transit Friday announced that as of Jan. 14, it "will restore service levels into New York to 100%, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair."
Teknoware Oy acquires North American presence
Lathi, Finland-based Teknoware Oy has acquired the assets and the name of Trans-Lite Inc. , a supplier of lighting systems for the rail industry in the U.S.
CANARAIL partners with Colombian company
Montreal-based CANARAIL on Tuesday said it had formed "an exclusive partnership with the railway engineering and consulting firm A. de G. Ingenieria from Colombia."
Employment up year-over-year, past month
Figures released by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,766 people in mid-November, up 1.65% from November 2011, and up 0.20% from October 2012.
NTSB issues first report on NJ bridge incident
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released its preliminary report on the Paulsboro, N.J. train derailment Nov. 30, but the initial release does not identify the cause of the…
BNSF CEO sees record 2013 capex
BNSF Railway CEO Matt Rose says his railroad set a company record for capital investment in 2012, but expects to exceed that level in the coming year. BNSF has yet…
Stepping up the ol’ grind
Professionals juggle the miscellany of variables associated with grinding to ensure a target profile to manage and extend rail life. Rail remains one of the railroads’ most expensive assets, and…
UP, L.B. Foster extend crosstie contract
L.B. Foster and Union Pacific have agreed on a multiyear extension of a contract for the supply of prestressed concrete ties from the supplier's Tucson, Ariz., facility. The previous contract was set…
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