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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool say a tentative agreement with multiple CTA trade unions has been made and will provide the agency more flexibility for CTA construction and maintenance work and realize more than $6.5 million in cost savings. ...

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy slapped the Northeast, transportation providers are still scrambling to repair infrastructure and restore service.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority crews worked around the clock to fix damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which moved through the Philadelphia, Pa., area on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Construction of a $336-million, concrete-walled railroad trench reaching 30 feet deep, 65 feet wide and 1.4 miles long through the city of San Gabriel, Calif., began on Nov. 1.

New York and New Jersey rail transit remains in a state of emergency while crews work at a non-stop pace to repair damage and restore service.

Repairs continue to be made on Amtrak's system in order to resume service to and from New York City from points south and north on the Northeast Corridor.

The recovery effort from Hurricane Sandy will be a monumental affair that will last weeks, if not months.

The Columbus and Greenville Railway (CAGY), was recently named Shortline of the Year at BNSF 's annual Shortline Conference held last month in Irving, Texas.

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) all-time ridership record was broken Oct. 31, with 568,061 exits reported.

BNSF named Steve Bobb executive vice president and chief marketing officer, with responsibility for BNSF's sales, marketing, customer service, economic development and business unit activities. He succeeds John Lanigan, who has decided to retire effective Jan. 15, 2013.

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