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While welcoming national and international visitors to the Rock Island Train Festival on July 21, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon encouraged Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to finalize his state's rail plan and move forward with design and construction of a Chicago to Iowa City rail connection. 
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Marking six months in his term as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority permanent General Manager/CEO, Richard Sarles detailed the authority's progress on safety, reliability and financial stability and announced several initiatives designed to make the customer experience easier an ...
Jay Walder plans to resign as chairman and CEO of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority effective the close of business on October 21, 2011. Walder will be joining the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. The MTR is a publicly-traded company that ...
BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine named Norfolk Southern to its 2011 list of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity". This is the second consecutive year that Norfolk Southern has made the list. The company was cited for the diversity of its senior management. "Norfolk Sout ...
Norfolk Southern completed $16.2 million in track, bridge and signal improvements in southwestern Pennsylvania's Monongahela Valley in eight days of early July. The rail infrastructure improvements are said to be critical to the region's coal-mining industry and to meeting the electricity needs ...
With almost 20,000 boardings over the weekend, Metrolink experienced the highest weekend ridership it has seen in its 19-year history. This weekend's numbers are almost 50 percent higher than the same weekend last year and 10 percent higher than the previous weekend record set when Metrolink off ...
The Idaho Transportation Department and Post Falls Highway District awarded HDR design of the Pleasant View Road and State Highway 53 grade separation in Kootenai County, Idaho. HDR will provide project management, roadway design, structural design, coordination with BNSF Railway, environmental ...
Keith Barksdale has accepted the position of Watco director of operations for the Gulf Region. Barksdale will be working out of the office in The Woodlands, Texas and is replacing Alex King who has left the company. Barksdale will be responsible for managing operating activities, opera ...
George Walton has been named area manager of the Orlando office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Walton will oversee Parson Brickerhoff s's operations in Central and North Florida. He is a licensed professional engineer with experience in transportation and environmental planning, project deve ...
Savage Companies began construction for a multi-user rail terminal served by BNSF in Trenton, N.D., that will deliver of crude oil by rail from the Bakken Shale oil formation. The 270-acre site will include rail infrastructure, as well as planned space for oil-field material storage an ...
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