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The United Transportation Union, as a subcontractor to Amtrak, is in the final stages of developing a training manual titled "Emerging Incidents Procedures" for some 8,000 front-line Amtrak employees. "The manual will be used as part of Amtrak's 2012 Block Training cycle ...
The government of Canada is providing almost $14 million (US$13.8 million) in new funding for the Grade Crossing Improvement Program this year. The GCIP supports projects to upgrade railway crossings and improve safety. "Our government is increasing its commitment to rail safety,&q ...
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority received a grant for $175,000 for three RTA projects from the Cleveland Foundation. This money will be divided into three different projects for GCRTA. The largest portion, $100,000, will help improve Transit Oriented Development along t ...
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey joined state and local officials on Nov. 5, to celebrate the ahead of schedule completion of the $22 million modernization of Science Park/West End Station, located on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line. ...
GT Logistics, LLC, has begun installation of rail lines at its Port Arthur, Texas-located OmniPort. The OmniPort is expected to open for business in January 2012, serving as a multi-modal terminal for crude oil and other products transported via rail, ship, barge and truck. The $95 mil ...
Major track improvements are now complete on VIA Rail Canada's line between Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, that will lead to improved and faster passenger service. The project included $55 million (US$54 million) in infrastructure upgrades between Ottawa and Montreal (Coteau) and track an ...
Kansas City Southern's U.S. transportation, mechanical and engineering departments completed the month of October without a single reportable injury. When asked to what this safety success could be attributed, the departments provided a lengthy and varied list of activities customized ...
Skanska was awarded a contract by Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration to modernize the railway junction in Plzen's third transit corridor in the Czech Republic. The contract amounts to CZK 942 million, about SEK 350 million (US$52 million), which will be included in order bookings for th ...

Canadian National welcomed local dignitaries, as well as current and former employees to celebrate the grand opening of the Matteson Connection, a key piece of its Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway integration.

The Chicago Transit Authority received a $646 million state capital investment grant to repair and rebuild the Red Line and improve the Purple Line. The Illinois Jobs Now! capital program investment will be combined with $255.5 million in federal funding and $44.1 million from the city for an ov ...
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