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TranSystems promoted Timothy Rock to regional vice president of the company's Midwest Region. Rock, a firm principal, has been with TranSystems for 14 years, serving in a number of progressively diverse roles in the company, most recently director of operations. He is a leader in the firm's Kans ...
The United States Federal Railroad Administration will give eight cities and states a shared $19.4 million to replace, relocate and improve segments of railroad track in order to enhance safety, livability and economic development. The FRA received 51 applications from across the country for the ...
The NJ Transit Board of Directors approved several contracts that will enhance both safety and reliability, including work to install a new roof at Newark Penn Station, inspections of undergrade rail bridges and a new rail vehicle to inspect the overhead power system. "NJ Transit' ...
Washington state's Sound Transit and the City of Tacoma, Wash., will welcome light-rail passenger service to the new Commerce Street stop in downtown Tacoma Sept. 15. The new Tacoma Link station at 11th and Commerce Street marks the sixth stop on the 1.6-mile line that serves as a major connecto ...
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line is changing things for the better. According to a DART survey, 85 percent of Green Line customers feel the new line is making their trips easier. The Green Line survey performed in April 2011 reviewed service, safety and security, maintenance, operation, ...
On Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday Sept. 20, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority passengers may notice something very different about their commute on the roads in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Large red Xs will be painted on RTA vehicles to send the message: Don't ‘X' Out Public Transp ...
L.B. Foster Company's Pueblo, Colo., rail products facility has been selected by IndustryWeek magazine as a finalist in their search for North America's top manufacturing plants. The publication's website reported that the finalists for the 2011 Best Plants recognition for excellence in manufact ...
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said the initial notice to proceed authorization for the Central Subway's largest construction contract, $233.5 million, will be issued this week. Thus far, the project will bring in nearly $90 million to local businesses and create thousands of ...
14 September 2011

GREX hires VP engineering

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company has hired Gregory Grissom who will take on the role as vice president, engineering, effective immediately. As a professional engineer, licensed in multiple states including Texas, Grissom has extensive railroad experience managing high-profile industry ...
The U.S. House of Representatives approved an extension to continue programs for transportation, including transit programs. H.R. 2887, introduced in the House by Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL), Transportation Committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-WV), Aviation Su ...
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