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Canadian Pacific will be the exclusive Canadian rail transportation provider for Contrans, using Raildecks multimodal flat rack containers. The agreement extends the long-haul efficiencies of rail to markets currently served by transport trucks across Canada. "Raildecks' innovative ...
The United States Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, presented the prestigious 2011 Jury Prize for Overall Design Excellence from The Watford Group and The Center for Industrial Design in Transportation to New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad at the Brunel ...
The Toronto Transit Commission will mark a major milestone Oct. 18, when Chair Karen Stintz welcomes the TTC's 28 billionth rider since the Commission was formed in 1921. The TTC Chair will present the 28 billionth rider with a special gift at Davisville Station. The TTC has the third l ...
The renovated Amtrak Wilmington Train Station in North Carolina was recognized for its design excellence at the 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition. It was selected from a pool of more than 150 entries submitted from 14 countries. The Amtrak-led renovation balan ...
Chicago area's Metra Board of Directors approved the release of a preliminary 2012 budget that calls for a fare increase that averages about 25 percent across all fare types. The budget plan now will be the subject of a series of public hearings before the board votes on a final budget on Nov. 1 ...
The Department of Transportation awarded $160,000 in funding to study the feasibility of establishing passenger rail service from Bloomington-Normal, which is currently served by Amtrak service from Chicago to St. Louis - Peoria. "Connecting Peoria to the high-speed rail service ...
Tony Cox has been promoted to vice president of engineering. His main areas of focus will be safety, service, growth, efficiency and profit¬ability and people. In this position Cox will be responsible for the supervising and plan¬ning of all engineering and track related activities inclu ...
Skanska has been contracted to build a double track railway on the Vestfold Line in Norway. The contract amounts to NOK $1.36 billion, about SEK 1.57 billion, (US$ 0.25 billion), which will be included in order bookings for the fourth quarter. Customer is the Norwegian National Rail Administrati ...
U.S. Department of Transportation selected 11 Michigan transportation projects to receive funding, including the Woodward Light Rail project, which will receive $2 million. "Many families depend upon public transportation to shop and to get to class or to work," said U.S. Sen ...
The Washing Metropolitan Area Transportation Authoirity Board of Directors' Customer Service and Operations Committee approved a plan to realign its Blue Line service in mid-2012, resulting in improved service for more than 108,000 customers on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines. The reali ...
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