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Florida East Coast Railway named Robert Stevens to the position of vice president, chief engineering officer effective December 1, 2010. Bob joined the Florida East Coast Railway in 2007 as the general director, roadway maintenance and was later promoted to chief engineer in 2008. Prio ...
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved a $7.2 billion budget for 2011 that calls for a third consecutive year of zero growth in operating expenses and reduces headcount by 200 positions to the lowest level in 40 years. The fiscal discipline on the ...
Improvements supporting future high-speed rail on the Chicago-St. Louis corridor north of Springfield will continue to cause the daily Amtrak Lincoln Service trains to originate and terminate in Bloomington/Normal through December 10 and again December 16 to December 23. The work on the Chicago- ...
Cameron County officials have hired a contractor for the $26.5 million West Rail Relocation project after more than a decade passed upon the project's proposal. McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Texas division, will construct about six miles of new track and new international rail bridge between ...
Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded voucher-based car service contracts to eight minority-owned or women-owned companies based in New York City. The awards, estimated to be worth $26.6 million over three years, dramatically increase the proportion of minority-owned and women-owned firm ...
Mike Williams, owner of the shortline railroad between Mexico and Fulton, Mo. Says he plans to reopen the line if there is enough interest for rail shipping in the Fulton area. Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said Williams met with the Callaway County Transit ...
Amsted Rail officials are planning to reopen their Alabama wheel manufacturing facility in Jefferson County. The company recently was in talks with representatives from Birmingham Business Alliance, Alabama Development Office, Jefferson County Commission, Jefferson County Economic Industrial De ...
The Amtrak station located in Wilmington, Del. opened December 6 to the public after being closed for extensive renovations since May 2009. Respected architect Frank Furness designed the historic station, built in 1907, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. &quo ...
The Open Standard for Public Transport Alliance introduced an open security standard to foster the next generation of more secure, cost-effective, scalable and extensible transit fare collection systems. The Alliance will work to establish a network of transit operators, technology suppliers, consul ...
General Electric and CSR Corporation have joined forces to advance high-speed and other rail technology in the U.S. The approximated $50 million shared endeavor has the potential to sustain or create 250 U.S. jobs by 2012 for the first phase of the agreement. "We are committed to ...
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