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Birmingham Terminal Railway, a subsidiary of Watco Transportation Services, has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Birmingham Southern Railway. BHRR plans to file the appropriate paperwork with the Surface Transportation Board later this month and could begin operations as ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation released the Passenger Rail Service Development Plan, which is the next step necessary in exploring the feasibility of expanding passenger rail service in Kansas. The development of the SDP follows an earlier feasibility study completed by Amtrak ...
Granite Construction Incorporated says that in conjunction with the execution of the Full Funding Grant Agreement, the Houston Rapid Transit Joint Venture team, has received full notice to proceed on the $1.2 billion contract from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County for expansion ...
Zetica Rail was awarded a contract by Network Rail to upgrade Zetica's Advanced Rail Radar installation on three inspection trains to include high frequency horn antenna for ballast fouling measurements in addition to existing antennas for imaging deeper trackbed layers. New software f ...
Acting Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Jonathan Davis says record numbers of riders continue to use the nation's fifth busiest public transportation system. Weekday MBTA ridership for October increased by 3.2 percent over October 2010 and averaged 1.348 million passen ...
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division will hold two informal design public hearings on Monday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 13, regarding proposed track and rail crossing improvements between south of Concord and Charlotte. The 12-mile stretch of second track is a part of the railw ...
RailWorks Corporation appointed three to its executive team. Benjamin Levy joined RailWorks as executive vice president and general counsel. Robert Cummings was appointed chief information officer. Dan Aghdam joined RailWorks as vice president of corporate development. Levy comes to Ra ...
The nation's freight railroads have not reached agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association to extend the current "cooling-off" period. The railroads' proposed extension, which a third union, the Brotherhood of Mai ...
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is eligible to share in an allocation of $510 million in federal funds next year, provided the city and county of Honolulu and the Federal Transit Administration sign a full-funding grant agreement by the end of calendar year 2012. The money that is set ...
Watco Transportation Services, L.L.C. (Watco), formed a new shortline railroad, the Swan Ranch Railroad (SRR), to serve the rapidly growing needs of the energy sector. The SRR will operate within the newly developed Swan Ranch Industrial Park in Cheyenne, Wyo., the largest logistics hub in the R ...
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