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St. Louis Metro's unprecedented long-range plan for public-transit development over the next 30 years has placed second in a global awards competition recognizing the involvement of the public in innovative projects throughout the world. Metro was honored by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) for the level of participation by the public in the development of Moving Transit Forward, the plan that offers a menu of transit solutions to meet the St. Louis region's needs over the next three decades.

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Exhibit opportunities for members of the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) at Railway Interchange 2011, the first-of-its-kind combined trade show and technical conference, are quickly disappearing. REMSA has confirmed more than 90 total e ...

Joe McGee has been named vice president and general manager at RailWorks Signals & Communications, Inc. He is responsible for all of the company's S&C operations throughout the United States. McGee is a United States Air Force veteran with more than 30 years of industry experience. He most recently served as a senior project manager with Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc.

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David A. Boaté, P.E., has joined Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm. Based in the firm's New York City office, Boaté serves as vice president and director of transit and rail for the Northeast Region, responsible for the daily operational management, business development, strategic growth, and profitability of the firm in the transit and rail industries.

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Canadian National Railway Co. has signed a deal authorizing the moving of its tracks to make way for the expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport's main runway, the Northwest Indiana Times reports. Airport officials say the railroad inked the deal Nov. 2, just three business days after the airport authority board approved the deal.

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November 5-7, Washington, D.C., Metro will undertake a major project on the Blue and Orange lines that will impact rail service east of the Stadium-Armory Metrorail station and conduct additional maintenance on the Blue and Yellow lines in Northern Virginia. Rail riders traveling on these lines are advised to add an additional 40 minutes to their travel plans because some stations will be closed and single-tracking operations will be in place elsewhere.





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New York MTA Metro-North Railroad will be operating substitute bus service on the New Canaan Branch during weekday off-peak hours for the week of November 15 -19 to allow for tree and brush clean-up before winter. The Power Department recently inspected the branch and identified 16 locations where the foliage was too close to the overhead catenary wires. To avoid putting train service at risk the first time there is an ice or snow storm, it is necessary to take care of these spots now.

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Los Angeles County this week began a nearly half-million-dollar project aimed at preventing earthquake damage to a railway bridge in Glendora, Calif., officials said, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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The latest step in BART's efforts to improve facilities for bicyclists is a set of spiffy double-deck racks that can hold 64 bikes inside the 19th St./Oakland, Calif., Station. Previously, the only option for bicyclists who wanted to store bikes near the station were the city-owned racks located outside on the street level, which were often filled beyond capacity.

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Fifteen years of service and 30 million riders later, Vancouver's West Coast Express commuter rail line had reason to celebrate. Doug Kelsey, TransLink's executive vice-president and president of British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, Ltd., and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton joined hundreds of daily commuters at the Waterfront Station to commemorate the anniversary.

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