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24 October 2011

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 ...
Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool proposed a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 that holds the line on fares and maintains current service levels, relying on deep management cuts and work rule changes from labor unions. The proposed budget is $66.2 million, or 5.1 percent ...
Drivers stuck at rail crossings in north Orange County, Calif., will soon find relief as the Orange County Transportation Authority kicks off a nearly $600 million program that will separate street traffic from trains at seven locations. Known as the O.C. Bridges Program, the projects ...
NJ Transit's star player in the seasonal face-off against Mother Nature is again hitting the rails. AquaTrack, a high-pressure power-washing system, will lead the agency's effort to prevent train delays associated with "slippery rail" conditions, starting this month and continuing through ...
AECOM Technology Corporation, provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, has been awarded a $17 million extension contract from Dallas Area Rapid Transit to complete the second phase of its light rail expansion progr ...
Norma Navarro is the new vice president of commuter rail and Nevin Grinnell is the new vice president/chief marketing officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Navarro has served DART in several capacities since joining the agency in 1990, most recently as assistant vice president, commut ...
Colo Railroad Builders, a provider of railroad construction and maintenance services to industrial, Class 1 and shortline railroads, appointed Paul Treangen as chief executive officer. Treangen formerly worked as senior executive at Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company Railroad a ...
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