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Canadian National has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement with the Village of Wayne, Ill., regarding its acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company and another agreement with the city of Joliet, Ill., to fund construction of a grade-crossing bypass that will improve vehicu ...
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan awarded C$700,000 (US$733,114.80) to be shared among 10 shortline railways from this year's provincial cost-shared infrastructure grants for projects like track maintenance, railway tie replacements and bridge repairs. "The province increased ...
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has made plans to consolidate its office space, including the sale of its three valuable headquarters buildings on Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The Madison Avenue complex is expected to yield at least $150 million to support MTA capital pr ...
Mitch Becker has been named senior vice president of Transportation at Watco. As SVP of Transportation, Becker will be responsible for all operations within the transportation division of Watco including the West, Central and Gulf/East Regions. In this position Mitch will report directly to Terr ...
Mode Transportation, provider of truckload, less-than-truckload and intermodal services, has selected CSX Transportation Intermodal as its 2010 Rail Carrier of the Year. This is the first year that CSXT Intermodal has been selected for this award, based on input from Mode Transportation's indepe ...
Amtrak is installing a heavy steel, eight-foot high, high-security fence along a portion of its high-speed tracks in Middle River, Maryland, to deter access to the railroad. Beginning in late April, work will begin on the installation of new fencing on both sides of the tracks from Martin Boulev ...
Union pacific promoted three within its marketing and sales department. Linda Brandl has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Automotive. Brandl has more than 22 years experience with the railroad, most recently serving as vice president of the National Customer Servi ...
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project submitted its first draft of an updated financial plan to the Federal Transit Administration for its review. The update, submitted in accordance with FTA requirements, places capital costs for the project at $5.3 billion, which includes finance charges, adjustme ...

RailComm will provide a remote control system at Jim Walters Resources' mining facility in Brookwood, Ala. RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC) system will be used to monitor the shove track lights.

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's Mayor-elect, selected the city's transportation team on April 19, 2011. Forrest Claypool was named Chicago Transit Authority president. Claypool served two terms as Cook County commissioner and is also a former Superintendent of the Chicago Park District. Claypo ...
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