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HDR appointed three to key executive management positions. HDR, Inc. Chairman and CEO Richard R. Bell, who led the company's employee ownership buyback in 1996, is retiring at year-end after 37 years with HDR. Bell will continue to serve on HDR's Board of Directors.

The Damage Prevention & Loading Services (DP&LS) group will be fully integrated into the Association of American Railroads' Transportation Technology Center subsidiary next year.

The Federal Railroad Administration gave more than $177 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation for a passenger rail project that will operate twice daily round-trip service between Chicago and the Quad Cities and put nearly 2,000 Americans back to work this spring.

The Federal Transit Administration will provide $116 million to extend TRAX light-rail transit service from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, into the suburb of Draper. The 3.8-mile extension is the final project in a bold seven-year, 70-mile effort to significantly expand transit options for reside ...

Illinois will receive a total of $44,288,000 in TIGER grant funding for three Illinois projects in the Chicagoland area and Alton. The grants represent approximately eight percent of total funding available through the program.

The Federal Railroad Administration gave $7 million to Georgia and Washington D.C. to continue work on the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor linking Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., to Washington, D.C.

Canadian Pacific has improved service for its Canadian grain customers this crop year by reducing scheduling variability and increasing access to rail car supply. Crop year-to-date, empty order fulfillment, a metric that highlights rail car availability, has increased by 19 percent or 11,000 unit ...

The future of mass transit in the Charlotte region reached another milestone this month. The Charlotte Area Transit System received its Record of Decision from the Federal Transit Administration for the LYNX Blue Line Extension light rail project.

A joint venture between AECOM Technology Corporation, its Tishman Construction arm, and STV, was awarded a $19 million contract by the Moynihan Station Development Corporation in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

At the second annual awards ceremony in Mexico City on December 6, Kansas City Southern de Mexico recognized ArcelorMittal, Cemex, Dow Química Mexicana, ExxonMobil, Mexichem, M&G Polímeros, Petróleos Mexicanos, Ternium and Vitro. By choosing to use rail on shipments that could have moved b ...
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