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A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Sept. 12 by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Santa Monica, Calif., for the second phase of the Expo Line light-rail project. The 6.6-mile second phase, with a budget of about $1.5 billion, will connect Culver City and Sant ...
The Maryland Transit Administration will soon begin construction of a new MARC Train Station in Edgewood. The contract for construction has received approval from the Board of Public Works. The new station will provide a permanent facility at a key location on the MARC Train Penn Line near the A ...
Crain's Cleveland Business recognized the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority with a 2011 Emerald Award, distinguishing outstanding Northeast Ohio companies for increased sustainability efforts and a decreased carbon footprint. GCRTA won in the large non-profit category. The E ...
The Mayor of Richland Hills, Texas, David Ragan, and city council members hosted Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, The T's Board Chair Gary Cumbie and other officials at a ground-breaking ceremony Sept. 12, for a multi-phase enhancement project at the Richland Hills Trinity Railway Expres ...
12 September 2011

Axion launches

Axion International Holdings, Inc., launched EcoTraxTM, a new Axion brand name for its existing composite railroad ties, which have gone through extensive proof-of-concept testing over the past 12 years and are now being sold in many domestic and international markets throughout the railr ...
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road will begin tie replacement trackwork on the Montauk Branch between Babylon and Sayville, N.Y., starting September 12 and continuing through November 6. The work will affect six midday, weekday trains, three eastbound and thre ...
Despite record-breaking ridership and strong support for intercity passenger rail by 15 states, Amtrak says the House Republican transportation budget plan will eliminate all state-supported Amtrak service across the country for the fiscal year, beginning October 1. The FY 2012 Transpo ...
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., in cooperation with its local partners, completed construction of an Automated People Mover system capable of fully automated, driverless operation. The APM system connects Miami Airport Station with the Miami Intermodal Center over an approximately 1.25 ...
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey appointed Jean Fox manager of the South Coast Rail project. A Freetown resident, who serves on the Board of Selectmen, Fox has worked at the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board since 2007. "We have built positiv ...

Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability, Norfolk Southern Corporation and GE Transportation are sponsoring the first Railroad Sustainability Symposium.

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