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U.S. Rep. John L. Mica, the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named chairmen, vice chairs and memberships of the six subcommittees for the 112th Congress. Congressman Bill Shuster will serve as chairman of the subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and haz ...
The California Transportation Commission has approved the acquisition of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line signaling that all of the requirements for purchase and use of the voter-approved Proposition 116 funds have been met and that the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission can fin ...
21 January 2011

Caltrain budget woes

As San Francisco Bay Area’s Caltrain begins its budget process, it faces a $30 million deficit and the prospect of drastic cuts to its service. Under the current budget scenario, cuts could be as severe as a reduction in service to 48 trains that would operate only during the week ...
Hougen Manufacturing, Inc., in Swartz Creek, Mich. has introduced its new Trak-Star Hydraulic Rail Saw, model HS16, which has been designed to maximize operator comfort, safety and ergonomics.  The new saw is designed for one-man operation and has several features, that when combi ...
Evraz Inc. NA, a  North American steel manufacturer plans to relocate its headquarters from Portland, Ore. to Chicago, Ill. this June. In North America, Evraz produces more than 5 million tons annually of flat, long, and tubular steel products for major markets including infrastru ...
Axion International, producer of recycled composite plastic industrial building products and railroad ties, has appointed Axion’s current president and COO, Steve Silverman, as its new chief executive officer while retaining his title of president, effective immediately. Jim Kerst ...
The Texas Transportation Institute has released its congestion report, the 2010 Urban Mobility Report, which looked at road congestion in 439 United States urban areas. As in past years, the data shows the importance of public transportation in relieving congestion. In fact, the report’s m ...
The Ohio Rail Development Commission has approved the second project within two months to upgrade and rehabilitate tracks in Fairfield County, The Eagle-Gazette reports. The new project will be the rehabilitation of a 5.8-mile stretch of track running south of Lancaster on the Indiana & ...
Medina officials are preparing a railroad improvement project that they hope will recruit more railway users and enhance the city’s economy, the Cleveland Sun News reports. Using almost $1 million in federal stimulus money, the city could complete rail upgrades this summer that, o ...
The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved the financial plan of the Central Subway, Phase 2 of the SFMTA’s Third Street Light Rail Project, the San Francisco Sentinel reports. The Board’s approval is a step in anticipation of submitting the ...
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