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Improvements supporting future high-speed rail on the Chicago-St. Louis corridor north of Springfield will continue to cause the daily Amtrak Lincoln Service trains to originate and terminate in Bloomington/Normal through December 10 and again December 16 to December 23. The work on the Chicago- ...
Cameron County officials have hired a contractor for the $26.5 million West Rail Relocation project after more than a decade passed upon the project's proposal. McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Texas division, will construct about six miles of new track and new international rail bridge between ...
Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded voucher-based car service contracts to eight minority-owned or women-owned companies based in New York City. The awards, estimated to be worth $26.6 million over three years, dramatically increase the proportion of minority-owned and women-owned firm ...
Mike Williams, owner of the shortline railroad between Mexico and Fulton, Mo. Says he plans to reopen the line if there is enough interest for rail shipping in the Fulton area. Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said Williams met with the Callaway County Transit ...
Amsted Rail officials are planning to reopen their Alabama wheel manufacturing facility in Jefferson County. The company recently was in talks with representatives from Birmingham Business Alliance, Alabama Development Office, Jefferson County Commission, Jefferson County Economic Industrial De ...
The Amtrak station located in Wilmington, Del. opened December 6 to the public after being closed for extensive renovations since May 2009. Respected architect Frank Furness designed the historic station, built in 1907, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. &quo ...
The Open Standard for Public Transport Alliance introduced an open security standard to foster the next generation of more secure, cost-effective, scalable and extensible transit fare collection systems. The Alliance will work to establish a network of transit operators, technology suppliers, consul ...
General Electric and CSR Corporation have joined forces to advance high-speed and other rail technology in the U.S. The approximated $50 million shared endeavor has the potential to sustain or create 250 U.S. jobs by 2012 for the first phase of the agreement. "We are committed to ...
Recent track improvements will allow Union Pacific to increase the speed of its trains in central and eastern Wisconsin communities, reducing motorist wait time at crossings. The speed will increase from 25 mph to 50 mph across Union Pacific's 112-mile line between Milwaukee and Adams, Wis. ...
The Illinois Commerce Commission has granted approval for the demolition and reconstruction of the East Denker Road Bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad's track near Bluford, Jefferson County. The total estimated cost for the bridge replacement is $761,000. The Grade Crossing Pro ...
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