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The American Public Transportation Association is extremely pleased with the federal investment proposed for public transportation and high-speed rail in President Obama's FY 12 budget. "We applaud President Obama for his leadership and vision in making public transportation and ...
14 February 2011

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The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project is a big winner in President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget. The U.S. Department of Transportation's FY2012 Budget Highlights released with the president's budget shows funding for Central Corridor quadrupling from $45 million recommended in fiscal 20 ...
Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union at Canadian National have ratified four-year collective agreements with the company and CNTL (a subsidiary of CN). The agreements, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011, provide wage and benefit increases to CAW members. In addition, the settlements contain prog ...
UTU members employed by Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) have ratified two new four-year agreements affecting wages, benefits and working conditions. Conductors, engineers, trainmen and yardmen ratified their tentative agreement by a 75 percent plurality, while Florida East Coast yardma ...
Michael L. Pourney has been named president and chief executive officer of Gross & Janes Co., effective immediately. For the past ten years, Pourney served as chief executive officer of several manufacturing and professional services companies in the St. Louis area. He is a Certified Publi ...
Union Pacific Railroad will continue improving Arizona's transportation infrastructure with a $6.9 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Yuma to Welton. The 30-mile project includes removing and installing new rail and more than 47,000 railroad ties along the railr ...
The Grand Island Independent reports that CXT Inc., a subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., has informed employees that it will close the Grand Island production facility located at 710 E. Highway 30. The plant opened in 1998 and employed 67 workers. Grand Island Area Economic Develop ...
A project to improve railroads in several Appalachian states including Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, kicked off February 14, reports Kentucky radio news Website www.wkyt.com. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined officials with the R. J. Corman Railroad Group to begin the comp ...
After 38 years of service, Dennis Bryant, service manager at Harsco Rail, will retire at the end of February. "Dennis did a great job preparing for this day by making sure he had qualified personnel ready to step up," stated Vice President Domestic Sales and Marketing Jay Gow ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is studying ways to integrate the various light rail systemsplanned for the region to make it easier for people to use and more cost-effective for the entities building and running the systems. Metro is leading the regional coordination ef ...
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