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Michigan will be able to move forward with a planned accelerated rail project under legislation signed by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Senate Bill 237, sponsored by Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Kahn, allocates funds needed to purchase and improve a 135-mile rail line from Kalamazoo to De ...
03 October 2011

Pennsylvania

U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $40 million grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to eliminate delays in and out of Harrisburg on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor. The project consists of replacing aging track and signals with modern technologies. The U.S. DOT ha ...
TranSystems, promoted Timothy P. Rock to regional vice president of the company's Midwest Region. Rock, a firm principal, has been with TranSystems for 14 years, serving in a number of progressively diverse roles in the company, most recently director of operations. He is a leader in the firm's ...
Amtrak California's San Joaquin corridor has set a new record, its first million passenger year. This is the first time ridership topped a million on the route, the fifth busiest in Amtrak's nationwide system. Operating between Oakland, Sacramento and Bakersfield, Calif., with bus serv ...
Gathering together some of North America's leading bear and transportation experts, the Government of Canada and Canadian Pacific launched the first Railway-Bear Conflict Mitigation Symposium in Banff National Park, AB, Canada. Complementing the five-year Joint Action Plan announced last fall, t ...
Koppers Inc. and CSX Transportation Inc. agreed to a three-year contract for bonded rail joint assemblies. The total value of the bonded rail joint assembly contract is estimated at $12-$13 million over the three-year period. Koppers will produce the bonded rail joint assemblies for CS ...
The Austin, Texas, Capital Metro Board of Directors adopted a $172.9 million operating budget, a $20.6 million capital budget and $13.1 million for long-term commitments and interlocal agreements for fiscal year 2012, which begins Oct. 1. Although Capital Metro is projecting a three pe ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $13.6 million grant to the Oregon Department of Transportation to modernize the Portland Union Station, upgrade passenger rail service along Amtrak's Cascades route and continue further development of an integrated, statewide rail network.
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Colo Railroad Builders appointed Mark Jansen to vice president and general manager of its Chicago office. Frank Condurelis, managing director of L.A. Colo, LLC, said, "Mark joins the company with over 30 years of railroad construction and operational management experience. Beginni ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco area approved $33.1 million in regional funds for California's Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit. "Today's action by the Commission validates our financial plan and completes the funding for the initial operating segment ...
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