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WATCO Companies confirmed on May 18 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchased two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
HOUSTON will restart planning for its first commuter rail line under an agreement signed on May 18 by Republican Senator for western Harris County Mr John Culberson and Metropolitan Transit…
VIRGINIA Beach City Council has approved a $US 20m budget to fund development work over the next year on the planned extension of Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) light rail line…
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of a derailment of an Amtrak train on the North East Corridor (NEC) in Philadelphia on the evening of May 12, which left seven…
LUTHER Miller, the co-founder of IRJ, has retired at the age of 88 after 59 years with IRJ's US sister publication Railway Age.
AFTER several weeks of rumours in the financial press, Bombardier confirmed on May 7 that it will sell a minority stake in its rail business Bombardier Transportation through an initial…
CONSTRUCTION of Toronto's 11km Finch West LRT project will commence in 2017, Ontario's minister of transportation Mr Stephen De Duca announced this week.
FORTH WORTH Transportation Authority board of directors has approved a decision to award Stadler a contract to supply eight DMUs for the 43.5km Tex Rail commuter rail line, which will…
PROPOSALS for the expansion of commuter rail and light rail networks in southern California have been revealed as part of San Diego Association of Governments' (Sandag) draft 35-year regional plan,…
CANADIAN Pacific Railway (CP) announced its results for the first three months of 2015 on April 21, revealing the railway achieved its lowest-ever first quarter operating ratio and highest-ever net…
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