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The Mayor of Richland Hills, Texas, David Ragan, and city council members hosted Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, The T's Board Chair Gary Cumbie and other officials at a ground-breaking ceremony Sept. 12, for a multi-phase enhancement project at the Richland Hills Trinity Railway Expres ...
12 September 2011

Axion launches

Axion International Holdings, Inc., launched EcoTraxTM, a new Axion brand name for its existing composite railroad ties, which have gone through extensive proof-of-concept testing over the past 12 years and are now being sold in many domestic and international markets throughout the railr ...
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road will begin tie replacement trackwork on the Montauk Branch between Babylon and Sayville, N.Y., starting September 12 and continuing through November 6. The work will affect six midday, weekday trains, three eastbound and thre ...
Despite record-breaking ridership and strong support for intercity passenger rail by 15 states, Amtrak says the House Republican transportation budget plan will eliminate all state-supported Amtrak service across the country for the fiscal year, beginning October 1. The FY 2012 Transpo ...
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., in cooperation with its local partners, completed construction of an Automated People Mover system capable of fully automated, driverless operation. The APM system connects Miami Airport Station with the Miami Intermodal Center over an approximately 1.25 ...
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey appointed Jean Fox manager of the South Coast Rail project. A Freetown resident, who serves on the Board of Selectmen, Fox has worked at the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board since 2007. "We have built positiv ...

Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability, Norfolk Southern Corporation and GE Transportation are sponsoring the first Railroad Sustainability Symposium.

Siemens is to equip 9,000 of the total 11,000 automatic train control elements in the route network of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) with the European Train Control System (ETCS) type Trainguard 100. The order is worth a total value of around 125 million euros (US$170.5 million). ...
The Toronto Transit Commission hired Andy Byford to become TTC's first chief operating officer. Byford will join the TTC in November from Sydney, Australia where he was COO of RailCorp. Byford's appointment follows an international search conducted to fill the senior operations position a ...

Norfolk Southern has made significant strides in its corporate sustainability program, including achieving nearly 40 percent of its five-year greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal during the first year.

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