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Thanks to an extraordinary rebuilding effort by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North employees, full train service will resume on the Port Jervis Line on Monday November 28, one full month earlier and at a substantially lower cost than originally expected. "Me ...
Chicago's Metra Board of Directors approved the agency's 2012 budget, which includes fare increases across all ticket types and a variety of other changes to Metra's fare policies. Starting on Feb. 1, 2012, one-way tickets will increase an average of 15.7 percent across all fare zones, ...
14 November 2011

Bill Sneed, 1926-2011

Bill Sneed, a longtime employee with The Rails Co., died Nov. 3, 2011 at his home in Naperville, Ill., at age 85. "His constant smile and many jokes, not to mention his product knowledge, made him many friends in the railroad industry," said his nephew, Bob Sneed. ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hired Joseph J. Lhota as executive director. Lhota, who is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nominee to serve as the MTA's chairman and chief executive officer, will immediately take over the day-to-day operations of the MTA. Acting Chairman Andrew Saul w ...
An agreement, pending approval, has been reached to fund Phase 2 of the Dulles Silver Line Rail project, which will extend Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority service from Wiehle Avenue in Reston, Virginia to eastern Loudoun County via Dulles International Airport. "Th ...
Federal Railroad Administration awarded the Missouri Department of Transportation $3.6 million to construct a third main track on the St. Louis Grand Avenue-to-Gratiot Street rail corridor, which is one of the busiest rail corridors in the metropolitan St. Louis area. The project will ...

The Arizona Department of Transportation will partner with BNSF to install new technology to enhance vehicle safety at railroad crossings.

11 November 2011

T-WALL

The Neel Company is advancing the O'Hare Modernization Program in Chicago with almost 90,000 sq. ft. of its T-WALL Retaining Wall System. T-WALL is being constructed to elevate Union Pacific along Irving Park Road. The UP rail line, Irving Park Road and the Bensenville Ditch are all b ...
The Wood Energy Group, Inc., a division of Banyan Rail Services Inc., plans to expand operations and relocate to a 10-acre site at Louisiana & Northwest Railroad's new Iron Bridge Road transload facility in Gibsland, La. Wood Energy, a railroad tie reclamation and energy generation operation ...
Canadian National and Coalspur Mines Limited signed a memorandum of understanding, under which they will develop a high-quality logistics supply chain to transport, export thermal coal from Coalspur's Vista Coal Project near Hinton, Alta., to Western Canadian ports starting in 2015. CN ...
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