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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.

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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...
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will hold the first of a series of hearings on the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan on April 16, in Doylestown. The hearings will provide riders...

Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific among the Best for Vets 2014 Employers. Union Pacific's number five ranking marks the fourth consecutive year the railroad has been in the top 10.   "The skills veterans gain during...
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Through a grant from the Indiana Rail Road (INRD), the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) is initiating research on conversion of used railroad ties into an advanced biofuel, which is a first look into the...
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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) celebrated its 25th anniversary April 11. The light-rail system began as a 6.6-mile segment and has grown into 42.2 miles, 62 stations, 21 park and ride lots and...
Koppers Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Wood Preservation and Railroad Services businesses of Osmose Holdings, Inc.   The base purchase price for the two businesses is $460 million and is subject to certain closing...
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn unveiled a six-year, $8.6-billion construction program that he says will improve roads and bridges throughout Illinois while making major investments in public transportation.   The projects are part of Gov. Quinn's agenda to...