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Reconstruction of Ashmont Station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Red Line in Dorchester is complete. The $84 million Ashmont Station reconstruction is the last of four Dorchester stations to be modernized as part of the Red Line Rehabilitation Project, an overall $158 millio ...
VIA Rail Canada opened a new train station in Smiths Falls, ON, Canada. Funding for the $750,000 project came from the government of Canada's $923 million investment in VIA Rail for improvements to its facilities, equipment and infrastructure, including $407 million through Canada's Economic Act ...
Delcan, a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology firm, has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the Federal Transit Administration to evaluate the implementation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on heavy and light-rail transit systems. This ...
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RailComm

RailComm has provided an expansive yard automation system at Amtrak's Chicago Union Station through a contract with HNTB and Kiewit-Western. RailComm designed its solution to meet the challenging requirements that were presented within the existing rail infrastructure. The automation sy ...
Canadian National conductors and brakemen represented by the United Transportation Union have ratified a new labor contract that will consolidate work activities in the company's upper Midwest region under a single collective bargaining agreement. The single agreement, covering more tha ...
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Wyoming and Nebraska by investing $17 million in the rail line that runs from Egbert, Wyo. to Hershey, Neb. Various projects on the 161 miles of this line include removing and installing more than 124,000 ties, as well as renewing t ...
Encore Rail Systems, Inc. hired Bill Holberg as its vice president of sales. Holberg has a breadth of experience in transportation sales and marketing as well as financial management. "Bill brings a considerable amount of leadership to our organization. With his directio ...
Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool proposed a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 that holds the line on fares and maintains current service levels, relying on deep management cuts and work rule changes from labor unions. The proposed budget is $66.2 million, or 5.1 percent ...
Drivers stuck at rail crossings in north Orange County, Calif., will soon find relief as the Orange County Transportation Authority kicks off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations. Known as the O.C. Bridges Program, the projects ...
NJ Transit's star player in the seasonal face-off against Mother Nature is again hitting the rails. AquaTrack, a high-pressure power-washing system, will lead the agency's effort to prevent train delays associated with "slippery rail" conditions, starting this month and continuing through ...
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