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Brad Kerchof has been appointed Norfolk Southern Corporation's director of Research and Tests in Roanoke, Va. Kerchof began his railroad career with Conrail in 1977 and worked in the engineering departments of Conrail and Norfolk Southern for 32 years, serving as division engineer for ...
United Transportation Union-represented conductors and assistant conductors on Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad have ratified a four-year agreement covering wages, benefits and working conditions, the UTU Website reports. The agreement is retroactive to July 2009 and may be reopened ...
Axion International, a producer of industrial building products and railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has signed its first order to provide Axion's Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) railroad ties to Alcoa Fastening Systems, a subsidiary of Alcoa, Inc., one of the largest pr ...
The founding members of the Bi-Cameral High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus recently joined together at Washington's Union Station to announce the formation of a coalition that will serve as the leading advocates to advance high-speed and intercity rail programs across the country. ...
Union Pacific continues improving Houston's transportation infrastructure with an $18.7 million investment to enhance a rail line that parallels the Hardy Toll Road from Spring to Crosstimbers Street in Houston. The 17-mile project includes removing and installing new rail, 11 track sw ...
The Association of American Railroads has told Congress that private capital investments made over the past 30 years by the nation's freight railroads have helped propel the industry's enviable safety record. Testifying on behalf of AAR, Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Operat ...
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 21, to receive public input on Metro's fiscal 2012 Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Program, both of which focus on ensuring safety and maintaining a state of good repair across the Metro system. ...
The Association of American Railroads recently announced that 2010 was the safest year in U.S. Class 1 freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the industry's train accident and employee casualty rates both were at record low levels. The safety data, which is ...
At a press conference, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), announced legislation to create an infrastructure bank that would help close America's widening infrastructure-funding gap, create millions of American jobs in the next decade and ma ...
Union Pacific will continue improving Colorado's transportation infrastructure with an $11.2 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Grand Junction, Colo., to near Somerset, Colo. The 75-mile project includes removing and installing nearly 81,000 railroad ties, renewing the su ...
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