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Construction began in Yaphank, N.Y., on Long Island's first intermodal freight rail terminal, a private venture that promises to make freight shipping more efficient in the region. Executives at Brookhaven Rail Terminal and US Rail Corp., who have partnered on the $22 million venture, w ...
Rhode Island transportation officials say a deal has been struck to provide rail service to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, according to a report by the Associated Press. Kevin Dillon, president of the Rhode Island Airport Corp., the agency that runs Green, welcomed the news, saying it m ...
GE Transportation announced the success of its Trip Optimizer, a technology that calculates the optimal locomotive speed for minimal fuel consumption, resulting in 3.3 million gallons of fuel savings on the first five million miles of track run using the technology. It is the latest example of h ...
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad named former Norfolk Southern executive Hugh Kiley Jr., general manager. Kiley previously was assistant vice president of operations at NS. Matt Cooper, formerly business development manager, R. J. Corman Derailment Services, LLC, has been named to R. ...
North American design firm Stantec has acquired the assets of Street Smarts, a 60-person transportation and civil engineering company headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. The addition of this well-respected Atlanta-area firm further develops Stantec's existing transportation practice in Georgia and ...
The Association of American Railroads reported that monthly rail carloads on U.S. railroads in September 2010 were up 7.7 percent compared with the same period last year, but still down 7.5 percent compared with September 2008. According to AAR's October Rail Time Indicators Report, the weekly a ...
Flooding from Tropical Storm Nicole brought record rainfall in several areas of North Carolina and resulted in a number of washouts on track along the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR). Trains were rolling within 36 hours of the damage, moving commerce on the 317-mile railroad, which runs from Char ...
President Obama on Monday lobbied for Republican support from Capitol Hill for a burst of spending on transportation projects, calling his proposal a jobs creator for the middle class and an overdue investment in the country's foundation, reports the Associated Press. "There's no r ...
Under pressure from the Obama administration, Gov. Chris Christie agreed to rethink his decision to cancel construction of a $9 billion rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City, according to the Associated Press. Christie, a rising star in the GOP with a reputation as a fearl ...

CSX Transportation, the State of New Jersey and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey joined U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) to celebrate the opening of the Liberty Corridor Freightway, a major public-private partnership that provides expanded access to the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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