APTA calls for full project funding of “vital” transit

The American Public Transportation Association called on the Trump Administration to fully fund the FAST Act for fiscal 2017 and 2018, and said public transit must be part of the administration’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure investment.

You won’t “knuckle under” with Strato

Strato, Inc.’s StratoMAX F51AE F-Style knuckle has passed the Association of American Railroads (AAR) M-216 fatigue life cycle test. This specification requires an average fatigue life of at least 600,000 cycles.

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Mock-up of new Boston Orange Line car unveiled

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack visited the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) depot at Wellington on March 21 to view a mock up of the CRRC metro car for Boston’s Orange Line.

Rod Case at REF 2017: “Try to do more than just run good trains”

Oliver Wyman Partner Rodney Case delivered a thought-provoking address March 6 at Rail Equipment Finance 2017 on the future of North America’s rail industry.

Shuster: Trump “reaffirmed” commitment to infrastructure priorities

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “President Trump made infrastructure

AAR pens list of rail “priorities” for Trump White House

The Association of American Railroads on Tuesday outlined what it called a list of infrastructure priorities for the railroad industry in a letter to the Trump administration.

Moorman to Congress: “New era” of Amtrak investment required

The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.

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“CP Has Heart” benefits real hearts

February is Heart Month in Canada, and Canadian Pacific is involved in two charity partnerships to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Congress 2017: A noisy hall with a nightly brawl

With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with a Republican President who is unpredictable, impetuous, lacking previous government experience and quick to take vengeance on those critical of him.


GWI adding “The Hog” to the farm

The 219-mile Heart of Georgia Railroad Inc. (HOG, informally known as “The Hog’) will be part of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. by the second quarter of 2017, pending Surface Transportation Board approval.