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The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Rail Division, North Carolina Railroad Company and Norfolk Southern Railway have partnered on improvements to make railroad crossings safer and more efficient in Lenoir, Craven and Carteret counties. The improvement projects were ...
The scheduled track overhaul on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Blue and Orange Line that interrupted service between the Rosslyn and Farragut West Metrorail stations and closed the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail station during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend w ...
GE Transportation has provided an integrated solution for the entire 24 miles and 15 new stations of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line that went into service in December 2010. GE’s solution facilitated the longest single-day opening of electric light rail in the United States since ...
RMI, an independent provider of rail information services to the transportation industry, has announced its 2011 FastTrack Award winners. Now in its sixth year, the FastTrack Award program honors RMI customers who exemplify RMI’s goal to streamline processes and improve procedures. ...

Auto Truck Group, an upfitter in the work truck industry headquartered in Bartlett, Ill., has successfully re-organized operations to include its newest upfitting company, Fleet Body Equipment.

The FRA has cleared all legal hurdles for the State of Maine to take ownership of 233 miles of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway in Aroostook and Penobscot counties, preserving rail service for that part of the State. The U.S. Department of Transportation provided a $10.5 million grant in Oct ...
Workers have voted to take strike action if necessary at both CN and CPR as negotiations with the companies continue and the deadline approaches. The workers are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers. CPR has advised that it has trained 1,200 managers and has a comprehensive conting ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is launching a plan to improve safety and bring the Metro rail system back to a state of good repair that will have staff working around the clock to get the work done as quickly and safely as possible. The end result will mean improved service reliabil ...
The United Transportation Union reports Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, the senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, has announced she will retire at the end of 2012, when her third six-year term ends. The Senate Commerce Committee has oversight of many rail, transit, ...
13 January 2011

Harris joins BR&L

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Inc. has named Jeff Harris national accounts manager. He will be responsible for business development within all North American Class 1, regional and shortline railroads while focusing on expanding the Vulcan Spike Division into a primary or secondary trac ...
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