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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Green Line opens today; finishing six months ahead of schedule and under budget due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Dart continues to demonstrate visionary leadership for transit, delivering the project ahead of schedule and under budget," ...
The Port Authority of Allegheny County issued the following statement regarding: Pennsylvania Governor Rendell's announcement on temporary funding for the Port Authority: This morning, Gov. Ed Rendell detailed a proposal to local leaders that would provide $45 million in funding to help ...
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has picked the area where the first segment of California's and the nation's first high-speed rail track will be constructed. The 65-mile portion of track, with a price tag of $4.15 billion, will stretch from just north of Fresno and continue nor ...
California's Transportation Agency for Monterey County approved its first land purchase of about three acres near the Salinas train station for its planned $110 million project for commuter rail service between Salinas and the San Francisco Bay Area. Monterey County Herald repor ...

"On behalf of the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 1,500 members, I commend Chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson for including in their recommendations to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform proposals to support the critical need to preserve and improve the nation's surface transportation network, which includes public transportation systems, highways, and bridges," said American Public Transportation Association President William Millar.
 

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Work can begin on the Appalachian Regional Short-Line Rail project with the signing of a $12.9-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. The signing took place between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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The National Railway Construction and Maintenance Association is scheduling a legal seminar, "Managing Risk and Minimizing Claims during Railroad Construction" on January 5, 2001, just prior to NRC's 2011 annual conference.

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Kansas City Southern has launched a new branding initiative, honoring its unique legacy and embracing the future of freight rail transportation. The new branding includes the grouping of original logos for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Panama Canal Railway Company and adds the statement, "Business Without Borders." The original logos and new tag line, along with the red, gold and black colors of the heritage paint scheme displayed on KCS locomotives, will be featured on marketing collateral, video, print advertisements and a new Website, now in development.

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Patriot Rail Corp. said it has executed a long-term license and operating agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to commence rail service on the Piedmont and Northern Railway in Gaston County, North Carolina. Under the 20-year agreement, Patriot will be responsible for operating, maintaining and marketing freight rail service on the P&N.

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Dec. 3-5, Metro in Washington, D.C., will upgrade its track and stations to improve long-term reliability and service. As a result of this crucial work, which is critical to maintain the railroad in a state of good repair, trains on the Red and Orange lines will be single-tracking, and riders should expect their trips to take up to 30 minutes longer than usual. 



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