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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will officially open to the public both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station along the recently-opened Expo Line on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 noon.

CSX Corporation and NASCAR driver Regan Smith kicked off Train Safety Awareness Week by reminding people to stay away from railroad tracks and use caution at grade crossings.

Parsons has been awarded a contract by Canadian Pacific for the structural monitoring and advanced condition assessment of its La Crosse Rail Bridge. The bridge was one of the first 15 bridges built across the Mississippi River and it spans between La Crescent, Minn., and La Crosse, Wis.

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $65 million on track and rail capacity improvement projects in New Mexico this year.

Industry sales veteran Eric Schook has formed Railliance, Inc., a manufacturer's rep agency specifically focused on rail (freight, transit and industrial) industries. Schook has nearly 20 years of experience in domestic and international railway supply with Cattron, Hirschmann and Ansaldo STS.

IDG's CIO magazine awarded Amtrak the 2012 CIO 100 for its eTicketing program as an innovative business technology application. The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

A bill establishing a method for short-term borrowing as a safeguard for Honolulu's rail project was approved Wednesday, clearing the way for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to secure $1.55 billion in federal funding.

Friday, 08 June 2012 09:19

NCDOT names new rail division director

The North Carolina Department of Transportation appointed Anthony Fuller as the new director of the Rail Division.

Friday, 08 June 2012 09:20

GWI names future COO

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. named David Brown the successor to GWI's current chief operating officer, James Benz.

Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority and several of its transportation partners have released the Chicago Regional Green Transit Plan, which quantifies the environmental benefits of the region's public transit system and will serve as the roadmap for how transit can help the Chicago region become more sustainable.

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