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Caltrain Executive Director Mike Scanlon has called on the California High-Speed Rail Authority to refocus the project's environmental impact report on design and construction of an initial phase that could deliver the benefits of high-speed rail to the Peninsula and Caltrain while significantly minimizing or eliminating any adverse impacts on adjacent communities.

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. said that it received a contract from the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to provide engineering services for the construction, testing and commissioning phase of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL).

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Canadian Pacific Railway has been notified by the Canadian Signals and Communications System Council No. 11 of the I.B.E.W that the Memorandum of Settlement reached in July 2010 by Canadian Pacific and the IBEW has now been ratified by the membership.


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It's a done deal. Virginia Beach, Va., will soon own the old rail line long coveted by some leaders as the ideal spot for a future light-rail project, 
The Virginian-Pilot reports. The City Council on Sept. 14 voted unanimously to spend $40 million to buy a 10.6-mile corridor from railroad giant Norfolk Southern.

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In response to questions Amtrak has received regarding suspension of New Jersey Transit's Access to the Region's Core (ARC) Tunnel Project, the following statement was issued today:


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CSX Transportation is putting in place new energy efficiency initiatives as part of its participation in the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps, an innovative program in which MBA student "fellows" work with leading companies to improve energy efficiency.

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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is planning five weekends of Blue/Green line closures to perform needed updates to the light rail train system. Replacement buses will pick up and drop off riders at every station on both the Blue and Green Lines on each of these weekends.

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated, said that the call for submissions for its 2011 Student Design Competition is now open. University, college, community college, technical school and high school students are invited to submit projects designed using Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work.

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URS Corporation has completed its acquisition of Scott Wilson Group plc, a London-based infrastructure engineering and construction company. The addition of Scott Wilson expands URS' international presence by adding a network of 80 offices around the world, including offices in key regional centers such as London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Warsaw and Dubai, and more than 5,500 employees.

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Officials broke ground on the $53.5-million parking structure at the MBTA Wonderland Blue Line Station in Revere, Mass. The project received $22.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.

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