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CSX Transportation will continue its participation in Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps for 2011. EDF Climate Corps places top MBA students in companies to develop practical, actionable energy efficiency plans that cut costs and greenhouse gas emissions. As a r ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to confirm Richard R. Sarles as general manager/chief executive officer of the transit agency, to continue the work he began as interim general manager in establishing a safety-first culture, modernizing ...
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will not allocate funds for the Iowa City-Chicago railway in the near future, the governor's communications director, Tim Albrecht, is reported saying in The Daily Iowan. Branstad said at a press conference that he is skeptical of the project during tough ...
Rail spur projects at three industrial development sites with the potential to create much-needed jobs have been given the go-ahead from ORDC Commissioners. An $85,000 grant and $85,000 loan for a rail spur project will allow the Cleveland Commercial Railroad to serve a new steel trans ...
From January 28-30, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will upgrade areas of track and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will continue construction activities on the Orange Line. This crucial work, which includes repairing rail fasteners and repairing tunnel leaks, is critical to ...
An agreement between Canadian National and the City of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, closed this week allowing the ity to proceed with its plans for a new intermodal transit terminal on Carden Street. The $1.5 million purchase allows work to resume on-site in the next four to six weeks. The ...
The CTA has concluded that the 2010 combined bus and rail ridership totaled 516.9 million rides, a decrease of 0.8 percent, or 4.4 million rides, compared to 2009 ridership. Although ridership decreased, tota ...
Beginning February 1, Amtrak will temporarily relocate from the Denver Union Station to 1800 21st Street, at the intersection of 21st and Wewatta Streets, west of Coors Field in Downtown Denver's Prospect Neighborhood. The move is necessary to accommodate construction of the new commut ...
L.B. Foster Company was awarded a contract by Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway to provide approximately 1,000 tons of 115# standard rail for the upgrade of aging track and for the construction of a new 10,000-ft. siding for a unit train interchange. An L.B. Foster weld train will deliver 54,45 ...
26 January 2011

Obama

In a state-of-the union speech on January 25, 2011, the United Transportation Union reports, President Obama singled out high-speed rail as "the most reliable way to move people," saying that "within 25 years, our goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail, w ...
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