Ansaldo STS USA said Monday it has signed an $11.8 million contract with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to replace an existing interlocking at the authority’s Silver Spring, Md., station. The interlocking upgrade is the first step by WMATA to refurbish its existing system with a seamless transfer, hot standby MicroLok® II interlocking controller.
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“Sharply down” is a recurring phrase in the weekly traffic reports of the Association of American Railroads. The latest report, for the week ended April 3, shows carload traffic down 22.4% from
FreightCar America Inc. Tuesday reported a first-quarter profit of $2.6 million, or 22 cents a share, compared with a loss of $10.2 million, or 87 cents a share, in the first quarter
The Toronto Transit Commission has awarded Alstom Transport a C$50 million (US$42.5 million) contract for an overlay CBTC (communications-based train control) system with ATC (automatic train control) on the 19-mile Yonge University
High speed train building is booming in France, where the government regards it as a recession buster, and the earnings of TGV builder Alstom reflect it. Alstom announced Monday that it earned
Amtrak has made its recommendation for optimal restoration of passenger rail service linking Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, including a preferred route for such “3C” service—something the Buckeye State has considered, and spurned,
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), Houston, Tex., has awarded a multi-phase DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) contract worth $1.46 billion to Parsons for a significant expansion of its light rail system. METRO’s
The U. S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of the Shell Oil Co. and two railroads that claimed that they should not have to repay most of the $8 million that the government
Nicholasville, Ky.-based R.J. Corman Railroad Group LLC is acquiring most of the assets of Brossard, Que.-based locomotive manufacturer Railpower Technologies Corp. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Railpower, which has
U.S. carload freight traffic for the week ended April 25 remained lower than the comparable week one year ago, down 22.4%, according to the Association of American Railroads. AAR noted traffic rose