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CSX Transportation joined with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the National Gateway to celebrate the arrival of five new ultra-efficient intermodal cranes at the Port of Toledo, Ohio. The cranes are bound for the new Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio.

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Imagine boarding a train in Queen Creek and arriving 35 minutes later at a restaurant on Tempe's Mill Avenue, then hopping back on board for a 10-minute jaunt to Chase Stadium in downtown Phoenix, The Arizona Republic asks.

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Amtrak is using $115 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve tracks, buildings and control systems in Chicago this construction season, as part of a $1-billion construction program to fund capital projects designed to rebuild critical infrastructure.

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Two rail tunnels under the Hudson River - one dug by NJ Transit and another by Amtrak - could be built within 20 years to handle the growing passenger load between New Jersey and Manhattan, transportation officials said, The Record reports.

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(The Teamster Rail Conference sent the following letter to its membership): The Teamsters Rail Conference takes great interest in efforts by our nation's railroads to maintain and improve the industry's workplace security and safety - as well as workforce training and awareness - especially in light of heightened security threats and increased use of technology. As your representatives, we care deeply about your job, your employers' long-term security and viability, and employer accountability across the rail industry.

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The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors advanced the first phase of a project that will transform Perth Amboy Station into an ADA-accessible facility, with high-level platforms and elevators to provide access for customers with disabilities.

NOMAD Digital Limited, a provider of train-to-shore data connectivity solutions, has been awarded a contract with train builder Talgo. The contract is to deliver and operate a high-quality wireless broadband and live passenger information system on all Talgo's train sets, servicing its cross border route from Vancouver, Canada, through Seattle and Portland and Eugene, Oregon. The project forms part of a train refurbishment program that Talgo is undertaking.   

 

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The Canadian federal government should get on board with a high-speed rail line linking Ontario and Quebec or risk being left in the dust by the Obama administration in the United States, the premiers of both provinces said Wednesday, according to the Toronto Star.

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Representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and URS engineering consultants held an information session in Brookfield Town Hall June 16 to introduce four alternatives for improving the Danbury rail line. One potential option includes extending passenger service up to New Milford, which would include a stop in Brookfield, the Brookfield Patch reports.

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Thirty companies representing the U.S.' rail and infrastructure technology, engineering, security and construction sectors will convene at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on June 20 to launch the "The U.S. Commercial Railroad & Infrastructure Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates," led by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the Association of American Railroads.

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