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News September 18, 2014
AAR Concerned About STB Reauthorization Bill
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is concerned that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Bill (S.2777) would harm railroads' ability to move what the economy demands and deliver the service shippers expect. Read more
Watco Makes Two Marketing and Sales Appointments
The Watco Companies has named Bob Billings vice president marketing and sales for the newly formed Great Lakes Region, overseeing the commercial activity of the Wisconsin & Southern (WSOR), Ann Arbor (AA), Grand Elk, and Pennsylvania Southwestern railroads. Read more
St. Louis Receives TIGER Grant for New MetroLink Station
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $10.3 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri Illinois Metropolitan District (Metro) for transit enhancements in St. Louis' Central Corridor. Read more
NJ TRANSIT Makes Three Executive Appointments
The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors has announced new appointments in three executive positions. Read more
5 Years, 33 Million Trips for Portland's Green Line Light Rail
TriMet, the provider of bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland metro area, has reported that 33.5 million trips have been taken on the MAX Light Rail Green Line since it began service five years ago on September 12. Read more
Amtrak's "Great Dome" Car Returns
Amtrak's one remaining dome car is back on the Adirondack service for its annual fall run. Read more
Greenbrier Reports $1.37 Billion in Railcar Orders
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has reported a total of 15,000 railcar units, valued at $1.37 billion, in new orders were received in fourth quarter, which ended August 31, and through September 17. Read more
Chicago Transit to Overhaul 3200-Series Railcars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board has approved the complete overhaul of all 257 of the 3200-series railcars on the Brown and Orange lines. Read more
G&W Reports Increased Third Quarter Traffic
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) saw a 10.5 percent increase in traffic volumes for August 2014 when compared to August of 2013. Read more
 
Just Published
The Fourth Quarter 2014 edition (Vol. 120, No. 4) of The Pocket List has been shipped to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights include:
  • Major updates for executive and purchasing contacts at CSX, Norfolk Southern, Great Lakes Central Railroad, Kansas City Southern, R.J. Corman Railroad Companies, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority;
  • Vital statistics on numerous newly created short lines, including East Broad Top Connecting Railroad and Wyoming Connect Railroad;
  • Key listing changes from railway industry suppliers, including Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc., NRE, and Simmons Machine Tool Corporation & Hegenscheidt MFD Corporation;
  • New supplier listing for Diesel Electrical Equipment, Inc., which specializes in OEM repair and reconditioning, unit exchange and the sale of locomotive electrical components, and for Northern Plains Rail Services, which offers general car repair and tank car and covered hopper services at its rail car repair facilities.

 

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