Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. disclosed in documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it will sell all of the shares it holds in Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern prior to
Watertown, N.Y.-based New York Air Brake (NYAB) said Mondayit has earned the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) Certificationfrom UNIFE, the Association of the European Rail Industry. Two NYAB facilitiesachieved certification: the company’s Watertown,
The States For Passenger Rail Coalition is publicly questioning the recently released study, sponsored by Pew Charitable Trusts, that highlights Amtrak subsidies, pegging the average cost to the individual taxpayer at $32
CSX Transportation said Monday it “continues to invest intechnology to make its fleet of more than 4,000 locomotives as efficient as possible. Efficient locomotives, pulling an average of 7 million carloads of
London-based Freightliner Group Ltd. and GE Transportation announced Monday that Freightliner has taken delivery of the first PowerHaul locomotives—introducing what the companies describe as state-of-the-art technology to the U.K.’s rail freight market.
A poll conducted for the Railway Association of Canada found that 86% of those surveyed would either “strongly” or “somewhat” support establishment of high speed rail in Canada. The survey, conducted by
Railcomm Monday said CSX has placed RailComm’s DOC® Yard Automation System “into production” at its Selkirk, N.Y., facility (outside of Albany). RailComm’s Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) server-based control system provides wireless remote control
The Association of American Railroads reported that for the week ended Oct. 31, U.S. railroads originated 275,439 carloads, down 13.7% from the same week in 2008 and down 18.2% from 2007. (In order to
BNSF and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen have reached a tentative agreement on wage and work rules issues that BLET says gives its members "the security of a five-year agreement, additional income
Tuesday’s announcement by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., presaging the former’s full acquisition of the latter, drew widespread general media attention to the U.S. freight railroad sector as
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Norfolk Southern Corp. to develop a new intermodal transportation contract to provide both parties a platform to accelerate the conversion
Returning to familiar territory, Thomas Prendergast has been named the new president of MTA New York City Transit, MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced Thursday. Prendergast will start Dec. 1, succeeding Howard Roberts,
Virginia Railway Express officials have denied Amtrak’s challenge to a plan to have an international company operate the commuter rail service’s trains. Amtrak is contesting VRE’s plan to award a five-year, $85
The Rail Group of The Andersons Inc. had an operating loss of $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2008, down sharply from the $5.2 million it earned in the third quarter of 208.
American Railcar Industries, Inc. reported Thursday that it shipped approximately 610 railcars in the third quarter of 2009, compared to 3,120 in the third quarter of 2008, resulting in EBITDA of $9.1 million and
Cubic Transportation Systems has won a contract valued at nearly $20 million to deliver new smart card-capable fare gates and ticket vending machines in nine San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) subway stations in San Francisco.
L.B. Foster Co. of Pittsburgh has joined Covington, Ky.-based Lally Pipe & Tube and industry veteran Jim Legg to form LB Pipe & Coupling Products, LLC, to manufacture couplings and accessories for the
MTA New York City Transit President Howard Roberts resigned Wednesday morning after 2 1/2 years as the chief executive of the largest U.S. subway and bus system. Roberts will step down November
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Wednesday gave ProTran1 LLC a Notice to Proceed to install ProTran1’s ProTracker Alert System on all GCRTA’s transit vehicles. Blue Anchor, N.J.-based ProTran1’s contract with GCRTA
Wabtec Corp.’s Vapor Rail unit has won a contract worth about $30 million to supply electric, sliding plug doors for 440 subway cars to be built by Hyundai Rotem for the $14 billion Marmaray project