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Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Thompson Industries, Inc., a provider of treated wood crossties. The letter of intent contemplates a total purchase price of approximately $41.0 million. The transaction, if finalized, is expected to close in Decemb ...
Shortly after midnight, Saturday, Oct. 15, San Francisco's Caltrain will remove the railroad bridge that spans Jerrold Avenue in San Francisco and replace it with a modern single-span steel bridge. The "big move" will be accomplished in one night, before train service begins Saturday morni ...
Canadian National and Agri-Marché, Inc., have signed an agreement to promote greater efficiencies in the Quebec, Canada, grain supply chain and to deliver better customer service. The parties will measure performance against specific targets and identify ways to mutually improve ...
Construction is underway to replace cables that have been in place since the SkyTrain's Expo Line in Vancouver, BC, Canada, started operating 25 years ago. The new fiber optic cables will support a more efficient communications network across the entire SkyTrain system, keeping it safe and relia ...
The Obama Administration selected 14 infrastructure projects around the country that will be expedited through permitting and environmental review processes, including the Crenshaw/LAX and the Baltimore Red Line projects. This announcement comes as a result of a Presidential Memorandum ...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood helped break ground on the Englewood Flyover project, a critical component to the Chicago hub of the Midwest high-speed rail network. The construction project will build a bridge to separate traffic along two railroads, allowing 130 trains per day to move ...
The Federal Transit Administration gave its approval for Maryland's Purple Line to move forward and enter the Preliminary Engineering phase. The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile east-west light-rail project that will operate between Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince Geor ...
The Chicago Transit Authority eliminated more than 200 positions as part of its continuing efforts to drive efficiencies as it prepares to release its 2012 budget. The agency also revised its sick and vacation policies, moves that will save the financially troubled agency tens of millions of dollars ...
NJ Transit customers who travel to and from the City of Garfield on the Bergen County Line will now benefit from the recently opened, new and improved Plauderville Station, which is fully accessible to customers with disabilities and provides more convenient access to the station from the parkin ...
The Federal Transit Administration awarded Portland, Ore., area's TriMet the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Document Presentation for the Environmental Impact Statemen produced for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project. The EIS details the benefi ...
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