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06 October 2011

Whitmore

The Whitmore Group, creator of component protection technology, recruited industry veteran David Schaer for the new role of director of marketing. Schaer will direct marketing communications initiatives for its four operating divisions. His responsibilities will include marketing strategies, bra ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $196.5 million grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation for track and signal improvements between Detroit and Kalamazoo, Mich. These improvements will allow for speeds up to 110 mph on 77 percent of Amtrak's Wolverine and Blue Water service ...
Kansas City Southern is partnering with the Pearl Police Department, Brandon Police Department and Rankin County Sheriff Department to conduct an Operation Lifesaver "Officer on a Train" event at KCS crossings in Pearl and Brandon, Miss., starting at 6:30 a.m. on October 6, in an effor ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road is performing grade crossing renewal work on the Atlantic Avenue railroad grade crossing, on the LIRR's Long Beach Branch in Oceanside. The work will take place over two weekends, October 8 and 9 and October 15 and 16, a ...

At a dedication ceremony Oct. 4, Norfolk Southern named its new yard office building in Williamson, W. Va., after the late John William Fox, Jr., who retired from NS as senior vice president coal services in 2003 after a 35-year career with the company.

Earlier this year, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors delayed action on a slightly different demonstration program, which would have extended train service by one hour on Friday nights and started service one hour later on Saturday mornings. On June 23, 2011, the Board deferred taking ...
05 October 2011

HRT launches e-Tide

Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, Va., launched an online ticket sales program that allows customers to buy round-trip tickets on The Tide from the comfort of home or on a smart phone. The e-Tide Day Pass is the first time HRT has offered a program that allows valid tickets to be sent ...
Axion International was selected as a winner of this year's Environmental Stewardship Award from the Plastics Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. This year's awards will be presented at the SPE's Global Plastics Environmental Conference in Atlanta, Ga. There ar ...
Savage Companies started operations of its new multi-user El Dorado Railport located in El Dorado, Kan. The terminal is served by BNSF and was developed as part of the BNSF Assess, Improve and Maximize (AIM) initiative, which optimizes local operations to maximize supply chain throughput. The Ra ...
The Chicago Transit Authority faces a $277 million budget deficit for 2012, the result of skyrocketing labor costs and an end to years of borrowing. The CTA's current operating budget is $1.35 billion. Citing archaic and expensive work rules, dramatically escalating pension and health ...
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