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UNITRAC, NRC host Rep. Duncan for Knoxville facility tour U.S. Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN-02), joined representatives from UNITRAC Railroad Materials, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), the Gulf & Ohio Railway and Nisus Corp. for a tour of UNITRAC's manufacturing facility in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 17.

Several long-needed Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail infrastructure improvements in Delaware County will move forward this year thanks to newly available transportation funding from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   State Reps. Margo Davidson, Greg Vitali, Thaddeus...
RailWorks Corporation has named John Young executive vice president with responsibility for the company's U.S. track operations.   Young will lead RailWorks' U.S. track operations, which provide track construction, maintenance and rehabilitation services throughout the United States...
Watco Transportation Services (WTS) appointed Jason Cathey to safety director. He will be responsible for managing the Safety Department Training and QA programs, assisting with incident reporting and statistics record keeping and leading WTS safety...
A Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) for the California High-Speed Rail Authority's (CHSRA) Fresno to Bakersfield section of the project is now available.   The Final EIR/EIS represents a comprehensive, project-level review of the...
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad has named three to top leadership positions.   The railroad's new president, Joseph Giulietti, appointed Glen Hayden to vice president of engineering, Michael Yaeger to chief mechanical officer and Kevin O'Connor to...

Protran Technology has been awarded a grant by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to develop and test the Intelligence Rail Integrity System (IRIS) to give advance warning of rail buckling and breaks, with the support of...
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The TriMet Bridge Naming Committee unanimously selected "Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People" for the name for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge, which will be the first cable-stayed bridge for the region, extending 1,720...
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) staff has recommended a $927.2-million design/build contract be awarded to Regional Connector Constructors (a Joint Venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc., and Traylor Bros. Inc.)...
The government of Canada will extend its CA$2.2-million (US$2-million) federal subsidy to Canadian National for the operation of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, until March...
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the government is planning to build a seamless and integrated transportation network across the Canadian province with its "Moving Ontario Forward" plan, which will create jobs, boost productivity and help...