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The American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association has named Tyrone James, vice president of Safety & Compliance at Genesee & Wyoming, as the winner of this year's Safety Professional of the Year Award. ASLRRA also announced that Aaron Willet, superintendent of Operations at the Illinois Railway, as the winner of its 2012 Safety Person of the Year award.

Changes have been made to regulations governing the installation of positive train control equipment that will give railroads additional flexibility, save money and maintain a high level of safety.

RailComm has provided remote control for a New England Central Railroad bridge. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller System is used to dispatch the railroad and has been modified to include control of the bridge.

Lowe's Home Improvement named Union Pacific its 2011 Rail Carrier of the Year at its Global Transportation Conference. Lowe's based its selection on Union Pacific's commitment to customer service and its ability to provide a variety of products.

United Transportation Union-represented trainmen and engineers on Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad have ratified a new five-year agreement.

VIA Rail Canada service between Montreal, Matapédia and New-Carlisle, Quebec will resume with the departure of train 16 from Montreal on Sunday, May 13, (first westbound train to Montreal May 14th).

The Board of Directors of Metrolinx in Toronto, Canada, voted unanimously to proceed with the implementation of the Toronto Transit Plan as originally approved by Metrolinx on May 19, 2010, consisting of the following projects:

The Moynihan Station Development Corporation Board and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded a construction contract to to transform the historic Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan into Moynihan Station.

CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern have both been named's Most Valuable Employers for Military.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen members unanimously approved a new contract agreement with the Eastern Idaho Railroad.

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