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There were 8.5 million trips taken on Portland, Oregon's TriMet buses, MAX light-rail and WES Commuter Rail in July, with overall weekly ridership up two percent compared to July 2010. Weekday trips on the MAX Green Line increased 15.5 percent and increased 16.5 percent on WES. Rush hour trips w ...
U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed changes to the Federal Railroad Administration's regulations governing the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems. The amendments will provide greater flexibility to railroads and FRA in assessing the need for PTC without adversely aff ...
U.S. Department of Transportation will give nearly $745 million for construction along the Northeast Corridor to upgrade some of the most heavily-used sections. The NEC will receive $449.94 million to upgrade electrical systems and tracks between Trenton, N.J. and New York City, resulting in im ...
San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad has begun service to the Central Arizona Commerce Park (CAZCP) in Casa Grande, Ariz., by bringing in a boxcar of newsprint for CAZCP's first customer, Casa Grande Valley Newspapers. SPSR has been under contract with developers since 2009 to link the 580-acre ...
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Utah with an investment of more than $13 million to enhance the rail line that runs from Provo to Lynndyl, Utah. The more than 84-mile project includes removing and installing more than 106,000 ties, renewing the surfaces at 88 grade cr ...
MBTA General Manager Richard Davey announced that Jonathan Davis will become the acting MBTA general manager and MassDOT Rail and Transit administrator when Davey assumes the role of secretary and chief executive officer of MassDOT on September 2. Serving for more than 10 years as the ...
Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract by TriMet to design the expansion of a light-rail operations and maintenance facility at Ruby Junction in Gresham, Ore. The project is intended to support the 7.3-mile Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension. The facility will provide ad ...
VR Mergers & Acquisitions of St. Louis has formally changed its name to RR Mergers & Acquisitions to better reflect the company's focus on the railroad industry. Commenting on the name change, RR Mergers & Acquisitions President Robert Fowler noted, "Our new company na ...
Harsco Corporation has received new orders for railway track maintenance equipment totaling more than $13 million from customers in Japan and North America. The Japan order calls for Harsco's 20-stone rail grinder configuration, a self-propelled track maintenance unit that will be used ...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Union Pacific have reached an agreement to improve rail security. UP will spend $50 million on supply chain security to directly enhance the Mexico and United States rail supply chain. This agreement initiates the "21st Century Bi-Natio ...
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