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The Chicago Transit Board approved 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, less than the 2011 budget.

The feasibility study for a high-speed rail service in the Quebec City - Windsor Corridor in Quebec and Ontario, Canada, was conducted on behalf of Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec by EcoTrain, a group of international consu ...
Amtrak is restoring daily Empire Builder service at Minot, N.D., effective November 15, following repairs made to historic station and the establishment of a waiting area and ticket counter in an area of the building ordinarily used for baggage. As a result, checked baggage service remains suspe ...
16 November 2011

GE acquires RMI

GE Transportation, maker of rail and transportation-related products plans to acquire transportation software provider RMI from global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group. Pending regulatory approval anticipated early next year, this acquisition expands GE Transportation's Software and O ...
CalAmp Corp., provider of wireless products, services and solutions, was awarded a $4.7 million extension of its development contract to help design and supply initial radios for the North American interoperable Positive Train Control system. "Railway safety is a national imperati ...
The Chicago Transit Authority launched a ridership survey on Nov. 15, asking customers questions such as: How often do you use the Chicaog Transit Authority? How comfortable was your trip? Did CTA meet your expectations? Interviewers will distribute the surveys on buses and trains acro ...
The Michigan Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern, issued a Request for Proposal for services of a qualified and experienced transportation (planning, environmental and engineering s ...
Union Pacific will continue to improve Nebraska's transportation infrastructure with a more than $6 million in investment to enhance the rail line that runs through Grand Island. The five-mile project includes removing and installing nearly 13,500 concrete ties, five-miles of rail and renewing t ...
According to the United Transportation Union, the Federal Railroad Administration's chief legal counsel has been named deputy administrator, the agency's number two position. Karen Hedlund will succeed Karen Rae, who departed to take a post in the administration of New York Gov. Andrew ...
Seeking a new way to minimize rider inconvenience, maintain worker safety and reduce the overall time it takes to complete major track and signal repair work, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit has developed a limited line and track closure initiative aimed at lessening ...
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