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MTA to reopen old South Ferry subway station
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken the figurative plunge to reopen its old station at South Ferry, in lower Manhattan, in early April, after Hurricane Sandy submerged both the…
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Metro-North recognized for storm reconstruction work
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North was selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for its Port Jervis…
Panama Canal Railway applies North American railroad lessons
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
New York MTA gets $193 million in Sandy aid
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are awarding New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority $193.1 million in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, including initial reimbursement costs incurred by New…
Eastern Region Rail Crossing Conference set
The New England Railroad Club and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold the 2013 Eastern Region Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Conference and Expo at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.,…
Harsco Rail notes new orders
Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. said Tuesday it has secured several new orders in its Harsco Rail track maintenance group, including four new equipment orders from China. Terms of the…
Three firms vie for Cincinnati streetcar line work
Cincinnati city officials Friday said three companies have submitted bids to build the city's $115 million, 3.6-mile initial streetcar line.
Bombardier’s TrackSafe wins innovation awards
Bombardier Transportation has won two international innovation awards for its TrackSafe technology designed to improve safety and productivity for railway track workers. Bombardier received one of 15 Innovation Awards presented…
Metro-North Danbury Branch electrification eyed
Connecticut State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton) and State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) are urging fellow lawmakers to make the Danbury branch of Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad a priority.
Ceres Global Ag Corp. to build BNSF-served commodity logistics hub
Ceres Global Ag Corp. plans to develop a CA$90 million (US$90.23 million) commodity logistics hub in Northgate, SK, Canada connected to BNSF's United States rail network.
PATH resumes Hoboken-WTC service
With little advance notice and a minimum of public relations fanfare, PATH Wednesday morning resumed rail service between Hoboken, N.J., and its World Trade Center Station in downtown Manhattan.
Senate passes Hurricane Sandy relief bill
The Senate Monday, in a 62-to-36 vote, approved an aid package totaling $51 billion for Hurricane Sandy victims, rejecting an amendment to require the relief be offset by cuts to…
AREMA 2013 Scholarship Program announced
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation said Tuesday it is now accepting applications for the 2013 Scholarship Program. The deadline for applications is March 8, 2013.
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.
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