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Amtrak California's San Joaquin corridor has set a new record, its first million passenger year. This is the first time ridership topped a million on the route, the fifth busiest in Amtrak's nationwide system. Operating between Oakland, Sacramento and Bakersfield, Calif., with bus serv ...
Gathering together some of North America's leading bear and transportation experts, the Government of Canada and Canadian Pacific launched the first Railway-Bear Conflict Mitigation Symposium in Banff National Park, AB, Canada. Complementing the five-year Joint Action Plan announced last fall, t ...
Koppers Inc. and CSX Transportation Inc. agreed to a three-year contract for bonded rail joint assemblies. The total value of the bonded rail joint assembly contract is estimated at $12-$13 million over the three-year period. Koppers will produce the bonded rail joint assemblies for CS ...
The Austin, Texas, Capital Metro Board of Directors adopted a $172.9 million operating budget, a $20.6 million capital budget and $13.1 million for long-term commitments and interlocal agreements for fiscal year 2012, which begins Oct. 1. Although Capital Metro is projecting a three pe ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $13.6 million grant to the Oregon Department of Transportation to modernize the Portland Union Station, upgrade passenger rail service along Amtrak's Cascades route and continue further development of an integrated, statewide rail network.
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Colo Railroad Builders appointed Mark Jansen to vice president and general manager of its Chicago office. Frank Condurelis, managing director of L.A. Colo, LLC, said, "Mark joins the company with over 30 years of railroad construction and operational management experience. Beginni ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco area approved $33.1 million in regional funds for California's Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit. "Today's action by the Commission validates our financial plan and completes the funding for the initial operating segment ...
The United States Department of Transportation awarded North Carolina and Virginia $48.3 million to advance the development of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor, which will link Raleigh, N.C., to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va. These grants will ultimately spur high-speed and intercity ...
Phase One of Alaska's Northern Rail Extension project is just underway with construction beginning on a bridge over the Tanana River at Salcha, Alaska. A project ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at the construction staging area. The ground-br ...
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors approved a $1.15 billion budget for fiscal year 2012 that is slightly smaller than the FY 2011 budget ($1.25 billion). The budget, which takes effect October 1, supports the opening of the first section of the Orange Line light-rail to Irving in J ...
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