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Portland, Oregon's TriMet will open a new Rockwood MAX station at the start of service on Friday, May 27. The station is part of the Rockwood in Motion revitalization effort. Construction of the new station began in May 2010 and includes: • Platforms located across from e ...
The American Crisis in Transportation Coalition has been formed to expand national understanding of the serious deterioration of America's transportation system and to educate the public and Congress on the funding needed to save the system from continued decline. The founders of ACT ar ...
Canadian National has earned the TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) National Achievement Award. CN received the prize for the second straight year in recognition of its commitment to helping communities prepare for and respond to potential transportation i ...
INVISTA was one of three companies commended by the Association of American Railroads as a recipient of this year's Grand Slam Award for receiving four Class 1 railroad awards in 2010. The Grand Slam award, presented on behalf of the association's Hazardous Materials Committee and its N ...
Amtrak work on its three Connecticut movable bridge projects remains on schedule for completion. Two of the three federally-funded projects are on pace to be concluded sometime in 2013, with work to replace the railroad bridge over the Pattaganset River (Miamicock) in East Lyme scheduled to be c ...
24 May 2011

FEC joins AAR

Florida East Coast Railway has become the Association of American Railroads' newest railroad member. The Florida East Coast Railway operates a 351-mile rail network along the east coast of Florida. "We are excited to join the AAR which has been the leader in ensuring best practice ...
Union Pacific was honored for its dedication to customer service by Toyota Logistics Services. This is the third year in a row UP has received this award. The 2010 Toyota Logistics Excellence Award distinguishes the top transportation supplier excelling in communication, responsiveness, equipmen ...
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Ohio Rail Development Commission, Ohio Central Railroad and Tuscarawas County have come to an agreement to install flashing lights and gates at the Chestnut Ridge Road/County Road 97 (474-301E) grade crossing. OHCR must submit site plans and ...
Axion International has received an order to supply $250,000 worth of its proprietary Recycled Structural Composite crossties to Dallas Area Rapid Transit for use in the Trinity Railway Express that connects Dallas and Fort Worth. Axion is servicing the contract through Herzog Transit S ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation made $7.6 billion available in annual funding for states, local communities and transit agencies nationwide to help maintain bus and transit rail operations and provide for capital construction and maintenance projects.

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