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MTA plans new five-year, $25.5 billion capital program

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released a proposed new five-year capital investment program Monday. It adds up to $25.5 billion and includes, during the period 2010-2014, more than 500 new subway

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APTA cites latest transit rider savings calculations

The American Public Transportation Association Monday released its latest “Transit Savings Report,” stating individuals who rode public transportation saved on average $9,167 annually, or about $764 per month, based on the August

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Deadline looms for Huron Central Railway

Communities lining Ontario’s North Shore are racing to beat an Aug. 15 deadline to preserve freight rail service on the Huron Central Railway, linking Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. A committee formed

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Deadline looms for Huron Central Railway

Communities lining Ontario’s North Shore are racing to beat an Aug. 15 deadline to preserve freight rail service on the Huron Central Railway, linking Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. A committee formed to implement a rescue plan says any measure would require infrastructure investment by senior levels of the provincial government.

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Senate confirms Elliott after Futhey flap

United Transportation Union International President Malcolm B. Futhey (top photo) on Thursday apologized to a Senate committee for his “badly chosen” words, posted on the UTU website, that seemed to claim credit

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RailAmerica plans IPO up to $300 million

RailAmerica, which operates 40 small railroads, is going public and will offer up to $300 million in stock in an initial public offering. The company is owned by Fortress Investment Funds, which

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New Muni LRV shop earns recognition

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Muni Metro East Light Rail Maintenance and Operations Facility has been named the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year for

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PATH awards control center contract

Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), New York, has awarded Ansaldo STS USA a $24.7 million contract to supply a traffic control center. The new system, which will include CTC (centralized traffic control),

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EPA: 2Q freight car production results “not surprising”

Economic Planning Associates on Tuesday released its second-quarter 2009 freight car analysis, and, based on production figures obtained from the Railway Supply Institute American Railway Car Institute Committee, the freight car market

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UP’s current capital program: $2.6 billion

Despite deteriorating traffic conditions earlier this year, Union Pacific is maintaining its capital spending program at a high level. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late in July, UP

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Miner opening doors in Brazil

Vale, the Brazilian multinational mining corporation, has selected Miner Enterprises, Inc. to supply AggreGate® ballast systems on ballast hoppers built by Brazilian railcar manufacturer Amsted-Maxion Fundacao e Equipamentos Ferroviarios Ltda. The air-powered

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SCRRA selects project manager

Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) has awarded a three-year, $20 million contract to RailPros, Inc. for on-call project management, construction management, and staff augmentation services. RailPros will provide services for such

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KCS completes $785 million common stock issue

Kansas City Southern has successfully completed a new common stock issue, selling 4,330,208 shares at an average price of $17.32 per share or a total of $75 million. The issue was sold