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Savage Companies started operations of its new multi-user El Dorado Railport located in El Dorado, Kan. The terminal is served by BNSF and was developed as part of the BNSF Assess, Improve and Maximize (AIM) initiative, which optimizes local operations to maximize supply chain throughput. The Ra ...
The Chicago Transit Authority faces a $277 million budget deficit for 2012, the result of skyrocketing labor costs and an end to years of borrowing. The CTA's current operating budget is $1.35 billion. Citing archaic and expensive work rules, dramatically escalating pension and health ...
Nova Scotia, Canada, extended the current rail funding agreement with the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway. Funding to maintain the line will continue for an additional three years, ensuring CBNS Railway will offer service through Sept. 30, 2014. "This rail lin ...
Industry leaders from around the world attended CSX Corporation's 2011 Bioenergy Summit, engaging in three days of talks designed to better understand the opportunities and challenges of this emerging market and its role in providing renewable energy. "Our goal for the Bioenergy S ...
The United Transportation Union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Texas shortline Western Rail Road on behalf of train, engine and mechanical workers who now will vote on ratification. The negotiations were led by UTU General Chairperson Doyle Turner, who heads ...
Barry Michaels, vice president of intermodal operations at Union Pacific, is the winner of the prestigious 2011 Intermodal Association of North America Silver Kingpin Award. Michaels will receive the award on November 14 during the Opening General Session of the 2011 IANA Intermodal Expo at the ...
National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association, Inc., hired Tabitha Layman as grassroots coordinator. Many will get the chance to meet Tabitha over the coming months and at the next NRC Conference, which is January 4-7, 2012, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif. ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed an agreement with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the state to reimburse the federal government $95 million for money that was supposed to be spent building the ARC Tunnel. New Jersey terminated the project and the Department has been seeking re ...
Michigan will be able to move forward with a planned accelerated rail project under legislation signed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Senate Bill 237, sponsored by Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Kahn, allocates funds needed to purchase and improve a 135-mile rail line from Kalamazoo to De ...
03 October 2011

Pennsylvania

U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $40 million grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to eliminate delays in and out of Harrisburg on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor. The project consists of replacing aging track and signals with modern technologies. The U.S. DOT ha ...
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