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The Illinois Department of Transportation has agreed to pay for a study of increasing Metra service on the Heritage Corridor. Congressman Dan Lapinski (D-IL) has been leading the push to expand commuter service on the Heritage Corridor, which currently offers only three weekday round trips betwe ...
Union Pacific has promoted three employees. Jennifer Hamann has been appointed general auditor. Hamann has 19 years of experience at Union Pacific, most recently serving as assistant vice president - Investor Relations. Michelle Gerhardt has been appointed assistant vice pres ...
CSX Transportation is searching for the next big environmental idea with The Tomorrow Moves Project contest on Facebook. The company is encouraging individuals to "like" its Facebook page and submit an idea that describes how they would help protect the environment for tomorrow. A pane ...
The Ontario government, Metrolinx and the Mayor of Toronto have reached a deal to build new transit services in Toronto. Metrolinx is responsible for a delivering light rail transit along Eglinton Avenue and the Scarborough LRT line, while the City of Toronto is responsible for deliveri ...
Savage Companies and Kansas City Southern have entered into a joint development agreement where Savage intends to construct, own and operate a large multi-user rail terminal in Port Arthur, Texas, on property owned by Kansas City Southern. The Terminal, to be known as the Port Arthur Crude Termi ...
The Association of American Railroads is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to modify six regulations that cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. AAR submitted the list in response to DOT's request for comments regarding regulations issued by the Federal Railroad ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Skanska, an international development and construction company based in Sweden, a contract to extend the light rail in Los Angeles County, Calif. Skanska's share of the contract is worth $382.9 million. "Skan ...
Axion International, producer of recycled composite industrial building products and railroad ties, has hired Marc Solda as its new executive vice president. Solda has been involved in the development, strategy, operations and marketing of plastic products for numerous global Fortune 5 ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has allocated $1 million for the State of West Virginia to develop a state rail plan that will serve as a blueprint for guiding the state's rail investment strategies. "This plan will help West Virginia identify rail lines that will best se ...
Ninety six miles of tracks and a quarter-million railroad ties for future high(er)-speed Amtrak trains will be installed in Central Illinois starting the weekend of April 2-3, leading to the substitution of chartered buses for some Lincoln Service trains for several weeks and the detour of the T ...
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