The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Tuesday, March 17, 2015 it has received new orders in its second quarter ended Feb. 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units valued at $1.09 billion.
Author: Douglas John Bowen
A U.S.-Canada agreement on cross-border travel and security signed Monday, March 16, 2015 bolsters efforts to restore Amtrak’s Montrealer, discontinued in 1995, particularly if Customs pre-clearance facilities are established to eliminate long dwell times at the U.S.-Canada border.
RailPlan International said Monday, March 16, 2015 it has landed a technical services contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which oversees Metrolink regional rail service, in developing Positive Train Control (PTC) to provide modifications to the PTC powering system in Metrolink’s fleet of Hyundai Rotem cab cars.
Under a fairly intense political spotlight spurred by a series of high-profile rail incidents involving crude-by-rail (CBR) shipments, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a “Railworthiness Directive requiring railroad tank car owners to replace unapproved valves currently installed in some tank cars.”
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has “completed cutover of a completely new switch interlocking at a North American Class I yard located in Indiana.
Mindful of a potential conflict of interest, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has canceled a $63 million contract previously awarded to URS Corp. in a consultant role.
Metrolink announced Friday, March 13, 2015, that Art Leahy will be the agency’s next CEO, effective April 20.
Ceremonies on Thursday, March 12, 2015, were hailed by supporters of the oft-maligned St. Louis Loop Trolley project, taking place in adjacent University City, Mo.
Railway Interchange 2015 host organizations announced Thursday, March 12, 2015 that motivational speaker and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill will deliver the keynote address for the conference and exhibition, being held Oct. 4-7, 2015 in Minneapolis.
Hanson Professional Services, Inc., earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Tanana River Bridge in Salcha, Alaska.