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Legislation has been introduced in Canada's House of Commons aimed at restoring Canadian Pacific Service. The Honorable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labor Minister, introduced the Restoring Rail Service Act, which was put in place to end the strike at CP.

In recent analysis, the Federal Railroad Administration said its Close Call Confidential Reporting System (C3RS) demonstration project has shown significant improvements in both safety and safety culture since C3RS was introduced, including a decrease in derailments.

The California Transportation Commission voted to allocate $37.6 million in state bond funds to construct the Baldwin Avenue grade separation project in the City of El Monte. The award of funds will permit the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority to prepare to release the project for bids ...
The Honorable Steven Fletcher, minister of state (transport) and member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assinniboia, Manitoba and VIA Rail Canada announced a CA$6.5 million (US$6.36 million) investment in Winnipeg's Union Station to improve public areas, accessibility, passenger services ...

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority safely completed a key National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, the Guarded #8 project, late Monday, May 28, with the installation of the 178th mainline guarded rail switch on the Metrorail system.

Chicago Transportation Authority's Red North Interim Station Improvement project will begin Friday, June 1, resulting in the temporary closure of the Granville station for up to six weeks.

Canadian National says that members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers have ratified a new collective agreement covering approximately 210 train dispatchers in Canada.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board of directors adopted a $4.5 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012. LACMTA's FY 2013 budget does not propose raising fares, which already rank among the lowest in the nation; its farebox recovery will stay at 28 p ...

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $111 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement projects in Montana this year.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors approved WMATA's $2.5 billion operating and capital budgets for fiscal 2013, which fund critical projects to enhance safety and reliability, as well as customer service. WMTA's fiscal year begins July 1.

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