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An ongoing rebuilding effort on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Port Jervis Line has expedited the resumption of full service by an entire month with through trains now set to begin on November 28. Since the end of August, when flooding associated with tr ...
Harsco Corporation received new orders for railway track maintenance equipment from New Zealand and North America that are expected to generate new revenues of more than $13 million and add to Harsco Rail's production and delivery order book for 2012. The New Zealand order comes from K ...
Massachusetts state officials and transportation leaders unveiled plans for the revitalization of the "Knowledge Corridor" along the Connecticut River rail line in western Massachusetts. The project, funded by $73 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants, will c ...
Reconstruction of Ashmont Station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Red Line in Dorchester is complete. The $84 million Ashmont Station reconstruction is the last of four Dorchester stations to be modernized as part of the Red Line Rehabilitation Project, an overall $158 millio ...
VIA Rail Canada opened a new train station in Smiths Falls, ON, Canada. Funding for the $750,000 project came from the government of Canada's $923 million investment in VIA Rail for improvements to its facilities, equipment and infrastructure, including $407 million through Canada's Economic Act ...
Delcan, a multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology firm, has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the Federal Transit Administration to evaluate the implementation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on heavy and light-rail transit systems. This ...
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RailComm

RailComm has provided an expansive yard automation system at Amtrak's Chicago Union Station through a contract with HNTB and Kiewit-Western. RailComm designed its solution to meet the challenging requirements that were presented within the existing rail infrastructure. The automation sy ...
Canadian National conductors and brakemen represented by the United Transportation Union have ratified a new labor contract that will consolidate work activities in the company's upper Midwest region under a single collective bargaining agreement. The single agreement, covering more tha ...
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Wyoming and Nebraska by investing $17 million in the rail line that runs from Egbert, Wyo. to Hershey, Neb. Various projects on the 161 miles of this line include removing and installing more than 124,000 ties, as well as renewing t ...
Encore Rail Systems, Inc. hired Bill Holberg as its vice president of sales. Holberg has a breadth of experience in transportation sales and marketing as well as financial management. "Bill brings a considerable amount of leadership to our organization. With his directio ...
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