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News August 27, 2015
INRD’s New White River Bridge Opens
Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, along with Congressman Larry Bucshon and Indiana’s Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, attended the grand opening of Indiana Rail Road’s (INRD) new White River Bridge. Read more
Alstom Joint Venture Completes Nottingham Tram Extension
Alstom, in a joint venture with Taylor Woodrow, has completed work on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram extension, adding 17.5 km of new track and 28 new stops to the tram line. Read more
R. J. Corman Begins Renovating Former Carolina Southern Line
R. J. Corman Railroad Company has started work on the 80-mile former Carolina Southern Line that the company acquired on August 17, moving in equipment and clearing shrubs on the line two weeks before the final contract was signed. Read more
ENSCO Providing G&W Paperless Track Inspection Solution
ENSCO, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ENSCO Rail, was awarded a contract to provide its Digital Track Notebook®, a paperless track inspection solution, to Genesee & Wyoming (G&W). Read more
Phoenix’s Valley Metro Opens Light Rail Extension
The city of Mesa, Ariz., and Valley Metro, the transit authority for the Phoenix area, celebrated opening day of the Central Mesa light rail extension on August 22. Read more
Casey to Retire as SEPTA General Manager
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) General Manager Joseph M. Casey has announced his retirement, effective September 30, 2015. Read more
NY’s Metro-North Receives Grant for Storm Surge Protection
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA‘s) Metro-North Railroad has received a $20.8 million federal grant to harden the railroad’s Hudson Line against storm surge flooding events. Read more
Amtrak’s Vermonter Adds Massachusetts Stop
Beginning August 27, Amtrak‘s Vermonter service to the Knowledge Corridor will include a stop in Holyoke, Mass. Read more
MBTA/Keolis Improving Commuter Rail Service
In an agreement between the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis Commuter Services, service improvements to commuter rail lines will take place over the next five months. Read more
 
Just Published
The Fourth Quarter 2015 edition (Vol. 121, No. 4) of The Pocket List will be shipped soon to subscribers in print and digital formats. Highlights include:
  • Major updates for executive and purchasing contacts at Canadian Pacific, Clarendon & Pittsford R.R. Co., CSX Transportation Inc., Florida East Coast Ry. Co., Green Mountain R.R. Corp., The Indiana Rail Road Company, Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada Inc. and Metro-North Railroad.
  • Key listing changes from railway industry suppliers, including Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. and Tealinc, Ltd.
  • New supplier listing for Colo Railroad Builders, a full-service rail contractor providing new track construction, maintenance, inspections and other services.


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