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Auto Truck Group, an upfitter in the work truck industry headquartered in Bartlett, Ill., has successfully re-organized operations to include its newest upfitting company, Fleet Body Equipment.

The FRA has cleared all legal hurdles for the State of Maine to take ownership of 233 miles of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway in Aroostook and Penobscot counties, preserving rail service for that part of the State. The U.S. Department of Transportation provided a $10.5 million grant in Oct ...
Workers have voted to take strike action if necessary at both CN and CPR as negotiations with the companies continue and the deadline approaches. The workers are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers. CPR has advised that it has trained 1,200 managers and has a comprehensive conting ...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is launching a plan to improve safety and bring the Metro rail system back to a state of good repair that will have staff working around the clock to get the work done as quickly and safely as possible. The end result will mean improved service reliabil ...
The United Transportation Union reports Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, the senior Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, has announced she will retire at the end of 2012, when her third six-year term ends. The Senate Commerce Committee has oversight of many rail, transit, ...
13 January 2011

Harris joins BR&L

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Inc. has named Jeff Harris national accounts manager. He will be responsible for business development within all North American Class 1, regional and shortline railroads while focusing on expanding the Vulcan Spike Division into a primary or secondary trac ...
The Pittsburgh Port Authority Board approved a 15 percent service cut as a substitute for an earlier plan to slash service by 35 percent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. They were able to do so because of $45 million in emergency funding provided by Gov. Ed Rendell. The action will ...
The $38 million light-rail project at the University of Washington calls for pedestrian bridges over Montlake Boulevard Northeast and Northeast Pacific Place traffic, linking the light-rail station and University of Washington buildings to the Rainier Vista Triangle, the Seattle Times reports. ...
BLET members from two of the four general committees of adjustment on CSXT ratified two tentative collective bargaining agreements. They represent more than 40 percent of BLET engineers working for the Class 1 railroad.
BLET members from the Northern District GCA voted by an 82 percent to 18 p ...
Americaneagle.com, a website design, development and hosting company, assisted in the development and launch of the new CTA Train Tracker for the Chicago Transit Authority. This highly-anticipated tool enables CTA riders to view estimated arrival times for all 144 train station ...
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