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Matt Rose on passenger rail: Invest capital effectively

BNSF Railway Chairman, President, and CEO Matt Rose, delivering the keynote address at Railway Age’s 16th Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference in Washington, D.C., said that carefully targeted investments in the

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IBM, MERMEC Group collaborate in China

IBM and MERMEC Group will jointly present a technical paper on their “Smart Management Platform for Railway Infrastructure” at the Oct. 26 Permanent Way Summit in Beijing organized by the Chinese Ministry

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German class yard gets Siemens control system

Siemens Mobility will equip the classification yard at Maschen, Germany, the largest freight hub in Europe, with new control technology. Siemens has been awarded the order by DB Netz AG to upgrade

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Metra proposes 2010 operating budget

At a time when base sales tax receipts have eroded to a 10-year low, Chicago’s Metra commuter rail service has proposed a $613 million 2010 operating budget that calls for no changes

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From the Editor: High speed rail: A huge opportunity?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor Russia. China. Japan. France. Britain. Belgium. Germany. Spain. Italy. Taiwan. South Korea. The first two countries are the newest additions to the high speed rail club, which

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New York MTA faces new budget woes

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency faces a $113 million cut in state funding in the new fiscal year if the legislature accepts Gov. David A. Paterson’s plan for dealing with a looming state deficit.

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New Haven rail yard bids lower than expected

Bids for upgrading a Metro-North rail yard in New Haven, Conn., have come in significantly lower than the $291 million anticipated cost, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, which oversees Metro-North

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Work to resume on Turin-Lyon HSR line

Italy Infrastructure Minister Altero Matteoli said Friday work on a controversial high speed rail line linking the city of Turin with Lyon, France, would resume late this year, most likely in December.

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New York 42nd Street LRT plan reappears on media radar

The long-proposed and long-struggling proposal for a light rail transit line on Manhattan’s famed 42nd Street resurfaced into public view this week, courtesy of The New York Times. The proposal envisions LRT linking

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AAR: Intermodal traffic rebounds during September

U.S. intermodal rail traffic volume reached its highest level in September since last November, the Association of American Railroads says, even though when compared to September 2008 levels, intermodal rail traffic declined

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Tom Downs: What our highway culture really costs

Tom Downs, chairman of the North American Board of Veolia Transportation and a former president of Amtrak, has written an opinion piece on high speed rail and its value titled “Driving on

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CSX 3Q earnings fall but beat Street

CSX Corp. saw its third-quarter earnings fall 23% from the comparable period a year ago due to the continued effects of the economic slowdown. CSX earned $293 million in the third quarter