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The NJ Transit Board of Directors has advanced a project that would extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther west in Jersey City. The project would help support Jersey City's planned development on the Newark Bay waterfront while easing traffic congestion along the busy Route 440 corridor. ...
RailAmerica, Inc., has completed its acquisition of three Alabama railroads for $12.7 million in cash. The three railroads, known individually as the Three Notch Railroad, the Wiregrass Central Railroad and the Conecuh Valley Railroad, were purchased from affiliates of Gulf and Ohio Railways, Inc. ...
The Chicago Transit Board has appointed Forrest Claypool as president of the Chicago Transit Authority. Claypool joins the CTA from Rise Health, where he served as president since 2008. He has experience in government serving two terms as a commissioner on the Cook County Board, Super ...
Amtrak ridership surged in April to be the best April on record and extends Amtrak's streak to 18 consecutive months of year-over-year ridership growth. Ridership for April 2011 was nearly 2.7 million passengers, which represents an increase of 9.9 percent over April 2010 and keeps Amt ...
By a four-to-one margin, United Transportation Union member train and engine workers employed by Veolia Transportation, operator of South Florida Tri-Rail, have approved a new agreement. The agreement includes pay increases retroactive to July 1, 2010, an increase in certification pay ...
NJ TRANSIT plans to expand the Quiet Commute program to rail lines that serve Hoboken Terminal, marking a systemwide rollout to peak-period trains. "As NJ TRANSIT gets ready to roll out the final phase of the Quiet Commute program, I'd like to thank our customers and employees for ...
Gail Hanks is the second woman in the 25-year history of the Portland, Ore., TriMet Metropolitan Area Express light rail system to receive the Rail Operator of the Year award. Hanks started driving a bus for TriMet in 2002 and switched to MAX in 2006. She operates on the Blue and Red l ...
HDR will monitor utility relocation and inspect construction of a railroad detour as part of the project, which is located in Fullerton, Calif., along the BNSF. HDR is providing construction services, including utility coordination, BNSF coordination and structure and roadway inspection, as a su ...
Axion International, producer of railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has commenced its first test order of Axion's Recycled Structural Composite with Ferromex, the largest railway line in Mexico. Ferromex's test order will be installed in various coastal regions in Mex ...

Harsco Corporation has obtained a new order from Saudi Arabia for railway track maintenance and related equipment valued at close to $15 million.

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