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Military Times EDGE selected Union Pacific as a Best for Vets 2011 Employer. UP is among three companies ranking in the platinum category. "Union Pacific is honored to be named a Best for Vets Employer and takes pride in employing veterans and military reserve personnel," sai ...
Faced with a fiscal crisis at the beginning of the year that forced Southern California's Caltrain to consider drastic service cuts, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board approved a budget proposal that would avert another crisis, even as the Peninsula commuter rail system is experiencing re ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority is planning an aggressive schedule of rebuilding work during the coming weeks in an effort to avoid customer inconvenience around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday periods. There will be no major track work on the Met ...
York City Transit ‘s Metropolitan Transportation Authority continues maintenance efforts in the Steinway tunnel. MTA will begin installation of a new signal system this weekend known as CBTC (Communications Based Train Control). This automated train control system ensures the sa ...
06 October 2011

Whitmore

The Whitmore Group, creator of component protection technology, recruited industry veteran David Schaer for the new role of director of marketing. Schaer will direct marketing communications initiatives for its four operating divisions. His responsibilities will include marketing strategies, bra ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $196.5 million grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation for track and signal improvements between Detroit and Kalamazoo, Mich. These improvements will allow for speeds up to 110 mph on 77 percent of Amtrak's Wolverine and Blue Water service ...
Kansas City Southern is partnering with the Pearl Police Department, Brandon Police Department and Rankin County Sheriff Department to conduct an Operation Lifesaver "Officer on a Train" event at KCS crossings in Pearl and Brandon, Miss., starting at 6:30 a.m. on October 6, in an effor ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road is performing grade crossing renewal work on the Atlantic Avenue railroad grade crossing, on the LIRR's Long Beach Branch in Oceanside. The work will take place over two weekends, October 8 and 9 and October 15 and 16, a ...

At a dedication ceremony Oct. 4, Norfolk Southern named its new yard office building in Williamson, W. Va., after the late John William Fox, Jr., who retired from NS as senior vice president coal services in 2003 after a 35-year career with the company.

Earlier this year, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors delayed action on a slightly different demonstration program, which would have extended train service by one hour on Friday nights and started service one hour later on Saturday mornings. On June 23, 2011, the Board deferred taking ...
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