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Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC, which has hopes to operate the Upper Hudson River Railroad next year, is looking to acquire an extension of the rail line that runs from North Creek to Essex County, NY. IPH is currently in talks with NL Industries Inc., which owns 28 miles of track between N ...
BNSF Railway tremendously objects to the story published by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on December 5. They want to reassure the public that the company operates with honesty and integrity and has achieved an excellent safety record. Since the story was published, BNSF launched a Webs ...
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and its non-profit partner the Market Street Railway unveiled the canopy for Geneva Streetcar Yard on December 2, which was completed by Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. The Canopy will provide a safe haven for historic streetcars of ...
State and federal officials celebrated the new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority service to T.F. Green Airport today. The "T", a new commuter rail, connects Warwick, Providence and Boston. There will be six stops per day, Monday through Friday, during the peak hours ...
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Green Line opens today; finishing six months ahead of schedule and under budget due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Dart continues to demonstrate visionary leadership for transit, delivering the project ahead of schedule and under budget," ...
The Port Authority of Allegheny County issued the following statement regarding: Pennsylvania Governor Rendell's announcement on temporary funding for the Port Authority: This morning, Gov. Ed Rendell detailed a proposal to local leaders that would provide $45 million in funding to help ...
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has picked the area where the first segment of California's and the nation's first high-speed rail track will be constructed. The 65-mile portion of track, with a price tag of $4.15 billion, will stretch from just north of Fresno and continue nor ...
California's Transportation Agency for Monterey County approved its first land purchase of about three acres near the Salinas train station for its planned $110 million project for commuter rail service between Salinas and the San Francisco Bay Area. Monterey County Herald repor ...

"On behalf of the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 1,500 members, I commend Chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson for including in their recommendations to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform proposals to support the critical need to preserve and improve the nation's surface transportation network, which includes public transportation systems, highways, and bridges," said American Public Transportation Association President William Millar.
 

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Work can begin on the Appalachian Regional Short-Line Rail project with the signing of a $12.9-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. The signing took place between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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