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MTA to (modestly) bolster New Haven Line service

Per request from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority will extend three Metro-North New Haven Line round trips about 1.7 miles east of New Haven’s Union Station, to

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Opinion: The Children’s Investment who?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor, Railway Age Last year’s contentious proxy battle involving CSX and activist hedge fund The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP is a fast-fading memory. TCI did manage

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Wabtec gets $75 million order from New York City Transit

Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. Tuesday said it has received option orders worth $75 million from New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide supply components for MTA’s R-160 subway car program. The order

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Kentucky neighbor lauds Cincinnati streetcar plan

Newport, Ky.’s City Commission Monday adopted a resolution supporting efforts of its larger Ohio neighbor, Cincinnati, to establish a $185 million streetcar system. Newport’s resolution carries no fiscal weight, but rail supporters

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RailComm provides system for CSX Tennessee terminal

RailComm has provided a wireless control yard system at CSX Transportation’s Erwin Terminal in Erwin, Tenn. Three RailComm Local Control Panels provide remote control to 31 GE Transportation System HydraSwitch power switch

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Amtrak gets funding for Western services

Amtrak will receive $137.2 million in federal funding for two of its West Coast services, the long-distance Coast Starlight and its Pacific Northwest Cascades service. The Coast Starlight, running between Los Angeles and

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Vermonters call for extending Amtrak Ethan Allen service

Members of Vermont’s Presidents of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce,  and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce on Monday were set to announce their organizations’

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Opinion: A “new” U.S. passenger railcar industry?

By Gene Skoropowski, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority On March 16, China’s Ministry of Railways signed a $5.7 billion contract with domestic manufacturer China CNR Corp. for 100 220-mph high

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Metropolitan Railway Club of New York offers scholarship

The Metropolitan Railway Club of New York has announcedapplications are available for the Richard J. Collins Memorial TuitionScholarship. “Dependents of club members are eligible to apply for this tuitionscholarship if the club