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Progress Rail Services has acquired Coast to Coast Signal Engineering, Inc., based in Omaha, Neb. The acquisition marks the third of its kind this year for Progress Rail. Coast to Coast Signal Engineering is a full-service signal engineering business serving Class 1 railroads, shortlin ...
At the sound of Union Pacific Engine No. 5936 firing up, officials from both sides of the border broke ground December 17 on the West Rail Relocation Project at the Olmito Switchyard in Brownsville, Tex., The Brownsville Herald reports. Ten years in the planning, the West Rail project will reloc ...
Metra's Emissions Task Force, formed by the rail agency to investigate the level of diesel emissions on trains and downtown platforms and to identify ways to improve air quality, has taken several steps since it was formed last month in response to a Chicago Tribune story. Metra ...
The Maryland Transit Administration said that starting December 20, 2010 at 9 a.m., the eastbound ramp to U.S. 40 at Smallwood Street would be closed to allow continued demolition of a section of the infamous "Highway to Nowhere." Traffic will be diverted to Mulberry Street for the duratio ...
Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design and construction management firm, celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2010. Founded on Aug. 1, 1915, the firm has grown from a two-person office in Harrisburg, Pa., that specialized in water resources to an international, ISO 9001:2008 Certified ...
In the Bay Area, work on the San Bruno Grade Separation Project is under way. Work will take place Monday, December 20 through Thursday, December 23 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. This work includes continuation of the storm pipe installation along 1st Avenue, grading adjacent to the tra ...

Watco Companies has successfully acquired the remaining interest in Greens Port Industrial Park (GPIP) located on the Houston ship channel in Houston, Texas. Watco has owned a minority interest in the property since 2004, when GPIP was originally acquired from AK Steel. Watco acquired the General Partnership interest of GPIP from Charles Iupe, a Houston based real estate developer who has been involved since 2004, along with all other limited partnership interests.

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Federal Signal's Environmental Solutions Group appointed Randy Dickens as the new sales manager for the Midwest region of the United States for the group's direct sales channel, operating out of Seneca, Ill. In this new role, Dickens will be responsible for managing and overseeing the growth of new unit sales for the Guzzler, Vactor HXX and Jetstream brands in the industrial, utility and construction market segments in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

 

 

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The results of the 2010 NRC/RT&S/Commercial Insurance Associates Safe Railroad Contractor of the Year Awards have been announced. This year featured near record participation in the contest, with 45 total railroad contracting companies preparing entries. Every one of these comp ...
Work can now begin on improvements that will allow double-stacked trains to move freely from Northwest Ohio through Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Ohio Rail Development Commission, U.S Transportation Secretary ...
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