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News December 8, 2016
U.S. Rail Traffic Increases in November
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that total U.S. rail traffic for November 2016 was 2,638,197 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.1 percent or 29,735 carloads and intermodal units compared with November 2015. Read more
Freight Rail Improves Chicago Region Train Management
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has stated that freight railroads operating in Chicago are better prepared to manage rail traffic in the Chicago region due to the establishment of the Chicago Integrated Rail Operations Center (CIROC), which opened in December 2015. Read more
FTA Updates House Panel on WMATA Oversight
In an update to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform panel, the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Executive Director Matthew Welbes has stated that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) is implementing needed safety changes to its Metrorail system, but it must do more. Read more
Wabtec Acquires Majority Ownership of Faiveley Transport
Wabtec Corporation has announced the acquisition of majority ownership of Faiveley Transport S.A., a provider of systems and services for the railway industry, after purchasing the Faiveley family’s stake, which represented approximately 51 percent of the company’s shares outstanding. Read more
Harsco Rail Sells Railway Track Grinders in North America
Harsco Corporation’s division of Harsco Rail has announced new sales of its railway track grinders to RailWorks Corporation, a North American track construction and maintenance service business. Read more
G&W Australia Acquires Glencore Rail
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has announced that G&W Australia (GWA) has completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail (GRail), which includes nine train sets (30 locomotives and 894 wagons) for A$1.14 billion. Read more
Alstom’s Citadis Spirit LRV Begins Testing in Ottawa
Dynamic testing has started for Alstom’s Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle (LRV) on the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa, Ontario. Read more
Final EIR Certified for LAX Metro Connector Transit Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors has voted to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station. Read more
FEIS Completed for Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has finished the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for replacing the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel in Baltimore, Md. Read more
 
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  • New supplier listing for BNSF Logistics, LLC, which offers a variety of railcar services, including design, modification design, and inspections; Central Railway Manufacturing, LLC, which offers LDARS systems, on board electronics, and other services; and Mid-America Car, Inc., a family owned and operated freight car and locomotive repair business since 1978. 

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