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Bombardier wins “Régio2N” tender from SNCF

Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it had won a tender for the new regional double-deck trains organized by the French Railways (SNCF) on behalf of the French Regions. The framework contract calls for

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APTA lauds Senate move ending jobs bill debate

The U.S. Senate Monday voted 62-30 to end debate on the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, ending the threat of a filibuster and clearing the way for potential passage—which could

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MTA: 1,000 jobs to be cut to fill latest budget gap

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Tuesday that it plans to cut at least 1,000 positions in order to cover its latest budget gap of $378 million. MTA said it would eliminate

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Cubic wins $15 Million South Florida contract

Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., has won a $15 million contract to design, deliver, and provide services for a new smart card ticketing and revenue management system for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). It

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Wabtec’s 2010 forecast: “Flat to slightly up”

For the full year 2009, Wabtec Corp. Tuesday reported earnings per diluted share of $2.39, on sales of $1.4 billion. "The company generated strong cash flow from operations of $161 million, or 11.5%, marking

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VRE’s 11-mile extension takes big step forward

The Virginia Railway Express Operations Board has authorized a $2.7 millioncontract with STV/Ralph Whitehead Associates to make an environmental study andprovide preliminary engineering services on the proposed extension of VRE 11miles on

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NYC Transit ridership dips below 2008 level

Ridership on NYC Transit trains and buses in 2009 was down 2.7% or 63.5 million trips from 2008, another recession year, but last year’s 2.31 billion riders was still the second-highest number since 1969.

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MTA-NYTC begins camera surveillance security test

In a pilot project designed to improve customer and employee security, MTA-NYTC has installed video surveillance equipment onboard four cars of a 10-car subway train which, starting today, will operate along the system’s lettered

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Wintry blasts in East cool rail traffic

Fighting major back-to-back snowstorms in the East, U.S. railroads originated 257,823 carloads of traffic in the week ended February 13, down 8.1% from the same week last year, and off 12% compared

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Transit-car redesign makes NTSB’s “Most Wanted List”

There’s a new entry on the National Transportation Safety Board’s "Most Wanted List" of transportation safety improvements. It’s "Improve Transit Railcar Design," and it gets a "yellow" designation, which means "Acceptable Response, Progressing Slowly." In

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US Railcar Company, LLC: ACF comes full circle

The decision of US Railcar LLC and American Railcar Industries to join forces to compete for business in a growing U.S. passenger railcar market has several historic elements, not the least of

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FRA zeroes in on trespassing fatalities

The Federal Railroad Administration’s latest safety report, released Jan. 29, shows that trespassing caused 399 of the 649 rail fatalities reported in the first 11 months of 2009. This figure was down

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Siemens revs up to compete for U.S. high speed rail business

Siemens Mobility said Thursday that it’s ready to expand its manufacturing plant at Sacramento to meet U.S demand for high speed trains and associated rail infrastructure technologies. Specific actions include the now-completed purchase

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TrinityRail ends year with $195 million backlog

Trinity Industries, Inc. said that during the fourth quarter of 2009, TrinityRail® shipped approximately 1,350 railcars and received orders for approximately 510 railcars. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2009, TrinityRail® shipped