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Seattle, Wash.'s Sound Transit Board endorsed a landmark agreement with the city of Bellevue, Wash., to enable the East Link light rail project to serve downtown Bellevue via a tunnel. The board authorized Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Bellev ...
A track modernization project that Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road was unable to complete in August because of Hurricane Irene is scheduled to resume this coming weekend, October 29-30, and continue on the following weekend, November 5-6. The work taking place on th ...

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, which oversees all surface transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), held a ceremony to rename Muni's Geneva Yard for SFMTA board member and transit advocate Cameron Beach.

A House transportation funding proposal would dismantle Amtrak service and stunt high-speed rail growth in spite of record ridership numbers, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said during a news conference at the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center in St. Louis, Mo. "St. Louis ...
Almost one year to the date of announcing its decision to locate a locomotive manufacturing facility in Muncie, Ind., Progress Rail Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., officially opened its Muncie operation. Progress Rail announced the site selection in ...
Eight key transportation projects in Los Angeles County were awarded a total of $448 million in state bond money on Oct. 25 by the California Transportation Commission at its meeting in Sacramento, Calif. The Alameda Corridor East project received $336.6 million to help eliminate street ...
Union Pacific promoted Kurt Zalar to general superintendent-transportation services for the Forth Worth Service Unit, who will replace Jeff Jones who is retiring Jan. 1. Zalar will be responsible for the safe operation of trains on the more than 1,200 miles of track in Texas and southeast Oklaho ...
Portland, Oregon's TriMet kicked off its Fiscal Year 2013 budget process three months ahead of schedule to begin developing options to respond to a projected $12 million to $17 million shortfall. The shortfall results from the continued recession and slow recovery, an anticipated cut in federal ...
VIA Rail Canada and Canadian National will periodically perform overnight track and signal work along the railway right-of-way between William Street and the western end of Delhi Street during the period from November 1 to November 15, 2011. On two occasions this work will require the ...
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Vice President of Motive Power David Powell received the 2011 Professional Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of American Railroads in a ceremony at the University of Illinois. This achievement marks the first time that the AAR's top award for environm ...
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