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17 August 2011

Gonzales joins PB

Gary Gonzales has been named a senior principal engineer in the Denver office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Gonzales has more than 20 years of experience working on Colorado Department of Transportation and Regional Transportation District projects. His experience includes traffic and ...
The Executive Committee of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable reached a unanimous agreement on a draft list of transportation projects to get the region moving in the next 10 years. The five-member committee voted to approve a $6.14 billion draft list of transportation projects to be ...
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority President and CEO Paul Toth, Midwest Terminals of Toledo and area officials dedicated the Port Authority-owned rail line currently under construction at Ironville Terminal on August 15. This phase of construction was made possible by $5 million in Jobs Ready Si ...
A crowd of hard-hatted, safety-vested notables endured withering heat to watch construction crews complete an 80-foot bed for light-rail track, the first Houston has seen in 10 years. The steel rail near Paige and Rusk, east of downtown, will be part of the 6.6-mile Southeast (Purple) Line. The ...
Chrysler Group LLC recognized Union Pacific for outstanding support in the fields of logistics and transportation at its 2011 Annual Supplier Meeting and Awards Ceremony in Detroit. "Collaboration with our supply base has been a critical component in our ability to bring 16 new or ...
Mike Kearns, a long-time member of the railroad recycling industry, passed away August 12 at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., after a long battle with cancer. Kearns was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Muncie and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1966. He att ...

RailComm has been selected to expand its existing yard system at BNSF's mechanical facility in Memphis, Tenn. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System will be used to remotely control derails.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority released the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement for both the Merced-to-Fresno and Fresno-to-Bakersfield sections of the project. "These reports - the first environmental documents for true high-speed rail in the nation - represent ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. The new rule aims to reduce risk and improve safety and, for the first time, differentiates between freight and passenger service.

California's Caltrans has received nearly $25 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to install global positioning system-based train control equipment on its Pacific Surfliner intercity rail line to improve worker safety and help prevent train collisions and derailments. The state wil ...
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