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The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded a $50,000 grant to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to design a program that will mitigate the onset and development of post traumatic stress disorder and acute distress disorder in train crews and other railroad personnel. ...
The Canadian Auto Workers, representing mechanical services employees, and Canadian Pacific Railway reached a tentative contract settlement. The Memorandum of Settlement will be sent to the union membership for ratification, which is expected to conclude within three weeks. Det ...
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, elected officers and welcomed a new board member at its meeting February 3. In a unanimous vote, San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd was elected to serve a second term as chair to provide continuity in deali ...
Senate democrats and republicans have finalized appointments to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. The Senate Banking Committee is responsible for legislation affecting mass transit. Committee chairman is Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D. ...
Amtrak intends to spend $50 million to begin preliminary engineering and design on two new rail tunnels from New Jersey to New York City. The "Gateway Tunnel" project was revealed by U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), President and CEO of Amtrak, Joseph Bo ...
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will introduce a reduced winter schedule affecting the Metro-North New Haven Line rush-hour, peak-direction trains starting Monday, February 7. This schedule reduces service by approximately 10 percent percent during peak hours. In nearly all ca ...
The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project in Minnesota is poised to create at least 3,400 jobs now that the federal government has forwarded the Full Funding Grant Agreement to Congress. A 60-day courtesy review will occur prior to execution, when an FFGA will commit the federal government ...
The Caltrain Board of Directors has set two public hearings to receive comments on possible service and fare changes, station closures as well as to declare a fiscal emergency. Caltrain Executive Director Michael Scanlon called the board’s action “the first step in the proce ...
Norfolk Southern participated in the location of 67 new industries and the expansion of 28 existing industries along its rail lines in 2010. New plants and expansions represented an investment of $2.5 billion by NS customers and are expected to create 2,000 jobs in the railroad's territ ...
CN, the Montreal Port Authority and the two companies that operate the port's three key container terminals have completed two service agreements that will drive a strong focus on supply chain efficiencies. The two agreements – one signed by CN, the port authority and Montreal Gat ...
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