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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will accelerate its efforts to improve safety and return the system to a state of good repair while impacting fewer customers through a new approach to trackwork. For about two of every three weekends over the next 18 months, the new a ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency honored Union Pacific with its Clean Air Excellence Award for developing Genset switching locomotive technology. UP says this significantly surpasses EPA Tier 2 locomotive standards and serves as a testament to its ongoing commitment to developin ...
CSX Corporation has received the Maryland Green Registry's 2011 Leadership Award for its commitment to improvements and achievements in environmental stewardship. The Maryland Green Registry is a voluntary initiative designed to share best practices in environmental leadership among companies de ...
The Association of American Railroads announced that its freight railroads are joining with the international community to raise awareness among motorists and pedestrians about the dangers of railroad grade crossings. "U.S. railroads operate the safest freight rail transportation ...
As part of NJ TRANSIT's commitment to maintaining a heightened sense of vigilance across the transit system, NJ TRANSIT Police Chief Christopher Trucillo announced a new and convenient way for customers to report suspicious activity or unattended packages: text messaging. Through this ...
The United Transportation Union and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis are jointly seeking an anti-terrorist security grant from the Department of Homeland Security. If the grant is approved, the UTU and TRRA will collaborate on a three-year project to train front-line TRRA ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service officers will conduct safety and enforcement blitzes and accompany local law enforcement aboard freight trains on June 9, International Level Crossing Awareness Day. In 2010, the Federal Railroad Administration recorded 2,013 crossing incidents, ...
May marked 19 consecutive months of year-over-year ridership growth for Amtrak with more than 2.6 million passengers, setting another annual ridership record. The long-distance trains have experienced year-over-year passenger increases in 18 of those 19 months, making a contribution to ...
The Chicago Transit Board authorized the renaming of the Skokie Yellow Line station and approved names for two stations currently under construction on the Yellow and Green/Pink lines. The Yellow Line's Skokie station has been renamed the Dempster-Skokie station and the new station b ...
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein has announced the latest in a series of enhancements to provide customers with on-the-go schedule information. "My Light Rail," modeled after the agency's popular "My Bus" system, enables customers to obtain schedule information ...
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