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Skanska has been contracted to build a double track railway on the Vestfold Line in Norway. The contract amounts to NOK $1.36 billion, about SEK 1.57 billion, (US$ 0.25 billion), which will be included in order bookings for the fourth quarter. Customer is the Norwegian National Rail Administrati ...
U.S. Department of Transportation selected 11 Michigan transportation projects to receive funding, including the Woodward Light Rail project, which will receive $2 million. "Many families depend upon public transportation to shop and to get to class or to work," said U.S. Sen ...
The Washing Metropolitan Area Transportation Authoirity Board of Directors' Customer Service and Operations Committee approved a plan to realign its Blue Line service in mid-2012, resulting in improved service for more than 108,000 customers on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines. The reali ...
Amtrak carried nearly 30.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2011 ending September 30, marking the highest ridership total since the National Railroad Passenger Corporation started operations in 1971 and the eighth ridership record during the past nine years. Ridership versus the prior year is u ...
CSX Corporation appointed Anne Chettle Reinke to vice president federal legislation, effective upon the retirement of Michael Ruehling after many years of distinguished service. Reinke, who joined CSX in 2003 as director federal affairs, will report to Ellen Fitzsimmons, senior vice pr ...
The 133-mile Coos Bay Rail Link in Coos Bay, Ore., ran its first revenue freight train Oct. 12, from CBR's connection with Union Pacific at Eugene to Cordes on Oregon's south coast. Operations will be extended 17 additional miles to Coos Bay and Coquille in early 2012, as track and bridges are r ...
A $5,288,000 investment from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program will help Chicago's Metra reduce emissions and improve air quality in and around their trains. "Reducing the cloud of smoke from Metra locomotives will save fuel and help limit exposu ...
Several Illinois transit projects have been awarded a total of $51,657,400 in grants through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT grants include funding to upgrade the Chicago Transit Authority's Wilson Red Line Station. The CTA received $6,000,000 in funding to make accessibility impr ...
Gannett Fleming named 13 new vice presidents, four of which will handle its various transportation services. A partner and senior project manager in the firm's Construction Management Division, Brett A. Brenize, P.E., DBIA, is based in the firm's corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, P ...
CSX Transportation has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects included in phase one of the National Gateway, keeping the major American infrastructure initiative on track for completion by 2015. The National Gateway is a public-private partnershi ...
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